Be an active member of your health care team to prevent medical errors, a top cause of death. Share health information, such as allergies and past problems, with your doctors. Find out why a treatment is needed. Speak up if you have questions or concerns and when in doubt, ask for a second opinion.
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Medical errors affect one in 10 patients worldwide and are a leading cause of death. Errors include misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, administering the wrong treatment, giving drugs that interact negatively or performing surgery on a wrong site.