what a revelation….

Minimize Errors At The Pharmacy

http://newsone.com/2650753/minimize-errors-at-the-pharmacy/

From the article:

Each year in the US, over 98,000 deaths are attributed to medical errors.

As the patient, you have a personal responsibility to look up the medication you are taking and familiarize yourself with the usual dosages and usual side-effects.  Know what you are taking!

Imagine that .. medical errors cause 98,000 deaths..   that is 11 people/hour … 24/7/365… or to put it another way.. our healthcare system KILLS the equivalent of a PLANE FULL of people every day..

One has to wonder.. if MEDICAL ERRORS cause deaths.. why is the article focused on MEDICATION…

and imagine that people have a PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY to be involved in their own medical care…

My experience.. not many pts have gotten that memo…

 

 

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