Medical error contributes to the deaths of more than 400,000 Americans a year.
But what constitutes an "error"? Sometimes it's getting a totally different diagnosis—and treatment—than we really needed. Or when there are surgical complications that could have—and should have—been predicted and prevented. Other times, it's as simple as being given the wrong, or too much, medication during a hospital stay—that's a mistake that can be deadly
Leslie recently sat down with Robin Baumgarten and Larry Potash, hosts of WGN Morning News in Chicago, to reveal ways to stay safe in the hospital—lessons he's learned from more than 30 years of helping people get better health care results.
In the show, Leslie provides specific examples of what to ask nurses and physicians, how to avoid post-hospital illnesses, and what to look out for on your medical chart.
Watch the segment now on WGN for practical tips you can put into place to make sure you are getting the best care for yourself and your family.