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20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors: Patient Fact Sheet

This consumer information fact sheet explains what medical errors are and what you can do to prevent medical errors from occurring in your own health care.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Medical Errors: Tips to Help Prevent Them

Learn how you can help to prevent medical errors by taking part in every decision about your health care.

Review Date: March 12, 2013

American Academy of Family Physicians

MedWatch: Report a Serious Medical Product Problem Online

Use the Medwatch online form to report serious adverse events, potential and actual medical product errors, and product quality problems associated with the use of FDA-regulated drugs, biologics, devices, and dietary supplements.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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