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Don't Become a Victim of Surgical Errors

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

CNN reports on some things a surgical patient can do in order to help prevent surgical errors. First investigate your doctor and hospital.  Make sure they regularly perform the surgery you are having done.  Second, tell everyone you come into contact at the hospital who you are and why you are having surgery. Third, make sure your doctor initials the surgery site.  Fourth, confirm your surgical site with your surgeon immediately before the operation.  And finally, train a friend or family member to be your advocate.

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