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Preventable medical error is at epidemic levels in the United States. Now, from a leading patient advocate, a book that could save your life.

Medical mistakes claim more lives each year than breast cancer, AIDS, and motor-vehicle crashes combined; an estimated 40,000 incidents of medical harm happen every day.

Millions more Americans suffer from indifferent, outdated health care.

The good news is that you can prevent this from happening to you or a family member.

Better yet, you can find the very best care in the world.

Patrick Malone’s sensible advice and real-life anecdotes will inspire you to take charge of your own health care, make the best choices, and avoid serious harm.

With the “Necessary Nine”—the essential steps to finding the best medical care— The Life You Save offers vital information such as:

• The single most important question you can ask your doctor

• Why a top primary care doctor is your best ally, and where to find one

• How to sort fact from hype in medical news

• When to know you have symptoms your doctor should not shrug off

• Checklists to help you get out of the hospital in one piece

• Where to locate the best surgeons and safest hospitals

• How to obtain—and read—your own medical records.

With a comprehensive Resources section and a chapter on what do to if medical error has occurred, The Life You Save is the guide to getting the health care you need and deserve.

Read the First Chapter of The Life You Save »

 
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The Life You Save
Nine Steps to Finding
The Best Medical Care—
and Avoiding the Worst

by Patrick Malone

Paperback
US $15.95 / CAN $20.00 / UK £9.99

ISBN: 9780738213040
ISBN-10: 0738213047

Published by Da Capo Lifelong

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