Help prevent hospital errors

Medical errors - prevention; Patient safety - hospital errors

A hospital error is when there is a mistake in your medical care. Errors can be made in your:

  • Medicines
  • Surgery
  • Diagnosis
  • Equipment
  • Lab and other test reports

Hospital errors are a leading cause of death. Doctors, nurses, and all hospital personnel are working to make hospital care safer.

Learn what you can do to help prevent medical errors when you are in the hospital.

Take an Active Part in Your Health Care

If you are Having Surgery, Help Keep Yourself Safe

Decrease Your Risk for Infection

Take Charge of Your Medicines

Help Improve Safety in the Hospital

When to Call the Doctor