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What to expect at your hospital visit

The Institute of Medicine states that hospitalized patients can expect to experience at least one medication error a day. Though some mistakes are harmless, others can be deadly. 44,000 to 98,000 Americans die yearly from medical malpractice in medication dosing errors. Nationwide, hospitals are taking steps to reduce medical mistakes; however, families and patients must stay vigilant in ensuring their safety in the hospital.

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