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.