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Dr. Oz says this is like the preflight list pilots use before takeoff to prevent simple, preventable mistakes. "It turns out that if you have a simple checklist—like use a sterile cloth or drape if you're going to put a catheter in some patient—you can reduce the infection rates about 85 percent. That probably saved in the last 18 months 1,500 lives," he says.

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FROM: Medical Mistakes: Dr. Oz Talks to Actor Dennis Quaid
Published on March 10, 2009
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.

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