What Did the Doctor Just Say?: How to Understand What Your Doctor Is Saying and Prevent Medical Errors from Happening to You and Your Loved Ones
Publication date: December 2009
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
Every year in America medical errors --the mistakes made by doctors and others -- take over 100,000 lives! Hundreds of patients die needlessly everyday because they couldn't understand what the doctor said or how to make safe healthcare decisions.
What Did The Doctor Just Say? will help you avoid falling victim to medical error by teaching you how to understand what the doctor says and how to ensure he understands you too. Once you and the doctor are "speaking the same language" you will be able to ask questions and gather the information needed to make safe healthcare decisions. Through the use of structured question sets you will learn how to:
Written in plain English by an experienced educator who knows the difficulty over 40 million people have understanding the medical language, What Did The Doctor Just Say? is an informative, easy to read guide to patient safety that could help to save your life. This book is a must for anyone interested in safe high quality healthcare.
- Hire a good doctor and fire a bad one;
- Safely manage your illnesses at home;
- Take your medications safely;
- Choose the best hospitals, and much more!