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There are various possible ways in which your medical care can go wrong. Unfortunately, a mistake can occur at any level of the health care chain. Before going in for a major procedure, it is wise to study the record of your hospital and treating doctor. The different types of medical mistakes are:
You, as a patient, can do a lot to prevent medical mistakes. Get involved with your doctor; ask him questions about your illness and do some research. Do not forget to tell your doctor everything you can, even if he does not ask.
Although surgical mistakes are not under your control, you can take some precautions. Study the surgery record of the surgeon concerned. Ask the medical staff to wash hands and change gloves.