After the Diagnosis: How to Look Out for Yourself or a Loved One

by Donna L. Pikula

Publisher: Books 2 Help You

Binding: Paperback
List Price: $17.97
Pages: 296
Edition: First
ISBN-13: 978-0976897002
ISBN-10: 0976897008 

After the Diagnosis provides basic information about health care and commonsense tips every person and caregiver can use in one handy reference. This book is an excellent way to better understand the big picture after you’ve been diagnosed with an illness and what you need to do for yourself or a loved one in today’s complicated medical world.

This book shows you how to be a smart patient by wisely choosing a patient advocate, asking the right questions, reading test results and prescriptions, locating associations that provide reliable information about health conditions and services, seeking second (or third) opinions, and finding top hospital/care centers and specialists, and much more. A smart patient knows how to use their skills to make informed decisions along with health care providers. Being a smart patient is the best way to increase the chances of having a successful medical journey.

After the Diagnosis is the resource everyone needs to become a smart patient, and the best part is, no prior medical knowledge is necessary to learn from it.

* Medical errors and adverse health care effects are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

* This comprehensive book can help you avoid becoming a medical error statistic.

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