-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Sometimes, there's nothing you can do to
avoid a medical error.
But the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says that's not
always the case. Here are steps you can take to reduce your risk of
a medical error at the doctor's office or hospital:
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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