Taking charge of your medical care

    Many patients are anxious about the quality of medical care they’re receiving – and maybe for good reason.

    A recent report by the Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 98,000 people die each year as the result of medical errors. That’s more deaths than from motor vehicle accidents or breast cancer. And nearly 2 million patients get an infection in hospitals each year.

    Can you play a role in getting quality care? Dr. Dan Gottlieb, who’s frequently been a patient, discusses how he has learned how to take charge of his care. Now he teaches courses for health care professionals.

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