Being Your Own Patient Advocate
Joe and Teresa Graedon’s book “Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them” is an acknowledgment that serious mistakes are made at every hospital in America on a daily basis. Its genesis started with their own nightmare involving Joe’s mother’s care in an NC hospital.
The Graedon’s book contains more than a dozen lists to help patients and families get the best care. It includes:
- Lists of common mistakes made in hospitals or by doctors and pharmacists.
- Lists of tips to prevent medical errors, dangerous drug interactions and diagnostic disasters.
- Suggestions to promote good communication and survive old age.