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Patient Safety

How to Avoid Being the Victim to Hospital Mistakes

The Joint Commission, the body that accredits hospitals, reports that wrong-site, wrong-side, and wrong-patient procedures happen at least 40 times each week in the United States. Performing a procedure on the wrong side of a patient's body, performing the wrong procedure, or performing the correct procedure on the wrong patient are some of the...
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July 13, 2023

What is a Patient Advocate and How Do They Help Patients?

A patient advocate can be a great help when you don’t understand your medical condition or what doctors are telling you. They also can help you address insurance coverage questions and a variety of other concerns. What is a Patient Advocate? A patient advocate is an individual who helps steer a patient through the...
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Tips for Choosing a Great Doctor or Surgeon

When you’re talking about your health, you want to find the best care available. Choosing the right doctor or surgeon is critical. Fortunately, there’s plenty of information on doctors and surgeons within your grasp. Let’s look at the ways you can easily investigate potential physicians in Michigan and nationwide. Check the Physician’s State Credentials...
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Ascension Hospital Risks Medical Mistakes with Low Staffing Levels

One of the country’s largest health systems, Ascension, has spent years slashing positions. As a result, they were flat-footed when the pandemic hit. At a hospital outside Flint, Michigan, chronic understaffing has resulted in disastrous effects. Patients suffered lying in dried feces, as robots replaced nursing assistants who would otherwise be with mentally impaired...
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What is Patient Safety?

Patient safety means the way in which hospitals, clinics, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare organizations and professionals protect their patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Statistics show that every year, one out of every 25 patients develops an infection that didn’t have to happen while in the hospital. A Medicare patient has a...
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