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Hazardous to Your Health
You trust that you'll get better in a hospital, right? Yet as many as 247,662 people died potentially preventable deaths in American hospitals between 2003 and 2005, according to HealthGrades, a leader in healthcare quality assessment. The best way to protect yourself: Assume an active role in your care—ask questions, get to know your caregivers, and learn about your conditions and treatments.