Every living person is exposed to various things and circumstances that can make them sick. And, in most civilized countries, many of these sick people will seek the services of a medical professional. Just because we are part of that medical profession does not mean that we will not need the services of a doctor or other medical expert. While the vast majority of these professionals are competent and caring, there is a fraction of doctors and nurses that are not. And, that increases the possibilities of medical errors and substandard medical care.
This is a book that every person who seeks medical services needs to have on their shelf. Not only are the characteristics of less competent doctors presented, but the ways to avoid them and how to get control of your healthcare are explored, as well. Dr. Van Sevellen discusses how insurance rates are set, how to communicate effectively with your physicians, and how to discern the competency of your medical team. She also has checklists that are comprehensive and usable in both your private and professional lives.
Medical Errors seem to just be a part of life; after all, no one is perfect. But, avoiding them in your practice and in your personal life will add to your peace of mind, knowing that you are doing what is best for you and your clients.