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Wednesday, May 06, 2009 9:00 AM

Audio PSA: Tips to Prevent Medical Errors

Man: Okay, here’s your ham on rye, extra mayo.

Woman: Uh, I ordered the turkey on whole wheat with mustard!

Narrator: Messing up your sandwich order is one thing, but messing up your medical care is another. Medical errors are one of the nation’s leading causes of death and injury. But you can help avoid errors by being more involved in your health care. Get the fact sheet, "20 Tips to Prevent Medical Errors," by visiting www.ahrq.gov/consumer. A message from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.



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