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Aetna Health

Stay Safe: Avoid Medical Mistakes

More people die of medical mistakes and errors each year than from highway accidents, breast cancer or AIDS. Medical mistakes happen in the hospital. People get the wrong drug or the wrong dose of a drug. People go into the hospital infection-free but catch something while in the hospital. Then there are the bedsores, falls, blood clots and more.

Mistakes also happen at home. Some people don't understand how to take their medicines correctly. And drug interactions are a problem.

For Tools you can use

Take charge of your personal safety to prevent medical errors.  If you have an Aetna health plan, we have tools that can help. Visit: http://www.aetna.com/individuals-families/members-pharmacy-prescription-benefits/drug-safety/patient-safety.html

Additional information can be found on:

  • Drug Safety
  • Hospital Safety
  • And we work behind the scenes.

We have a program that reviews your medical information. It looks at claims and conditions. Even prescriptions. We can then alert your doctor to possible ways to improve your care or avoid possible areas of danger.

Other helpful patient safety sites can be found at the link above:


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