Patient Safety Toolkit

Is It Time to Fire Your Doctor

16 Clear Signs You Need to Fire Your Doctor. You can’t always trust the white coat. These are the mistakes that are serious enough to warrant your finding a new doctor STAT.  He touched you...

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Heart Attack – Cardiac Risk Test

From The Mayo Clinic. This heart disease risk assessment is most accurate for people between ages 20 and 74. For people younger than 20 or older than 74, the presence of two or more cardiovascular risk factors suggests higher risk of...

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How to Get Your Doctor to Take You Seriously

Advice from patients, physicians, and advocates on making sure your concerns are heard. By Kate Willsky, for Medium. Around 12 years ago, at age 19, Brittany Bella Graham began experiencing severe lower-back pain and a...

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Errors in Your Medical Records Are Dangerous

Mistakes can affect your health care and outcomes. By law, you have the right to correct errors in your medical records. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) ensures that your medical records are...

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Your Local Hospital

Hospital Ratings and Rankings. How to Use The Ratings Systems.  U.S. News & World Report tries to help patients find the best hospital within a given specialty that excels at treating the most complicated patients....

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