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Doctor communication

5 Steps For Care Coordination With Your Doctors

Without good coordination of care, risks for medical error rise significantly. Use these five Consumer Reports tips to make sure your doctors are doing the right thing.

Categories: Hospital Infections/ Superbugs, Medical Errors
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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Doctor

What factors do you consider when choosing a doctor? Do you care more about having a doctor who communicates well or is it more important that your doctor has lots of experience and skills?

Categories: Doctor Accountability, Medical Errors
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A Surprising Way to Avoid Medical Errors in the Hospital

Most of us have a bad waiter or waitress experience. Maybe they were rude, made a mistake with your dish, or overcharged you. Similarly, people have had less than optimal experiences in the hospital, as a patient or family member of a patient.

Categories: Doctor Accountability, Hospital Infections/ Superbugs, Medical Errors
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