Your Guide to Preventing Medical Mistakes

June 18, 2008

The terrifying truth: Our big, complex, and imperfect health-care system can sometimes make you sicker. In this three-part series, Health investigates why more than 100,000 people a year are dying from medical errors and millions are being injured, what safety measures may help, and how you can protect yourself during your three points of vulnerability—at the hospital, your doctor’s office, and the drugstore.

By Lorie A. Parch
Additional reporting by Kimberly Holland and Brittani Tingle

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