Speak Up and Stay Alive

The book – Speak Up and Stay Alive, a patient advocate hospital survival guide, is the result of several years of research and interviews in addition to real life mishaps. A trip to the hospital can be dangerous. Every year hospital errors claim roughly 450,000 lives.
Heart attacks are misdiagnosed 47 percent of the time. Why are women the common victims?
Hospital death rates increase up to 34% in July.
Why do these things happen? What can you do about them? How can you be safe? The book tells all.

Listed on the recommended reading list of the U.S. Army Medical Department.

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The book – Speak Up and Stay Alive, a patient advocate hospital survival guide, is the result of several years of research and interviews in addition to real life mishaps.
Patricia J. Rullo is the author of the book – Speak Up and Stay Alive, a patient advocate hospital survival guide, and speaks nationally on the subject of patient safety. As the hostess and producer of her national radio shows, she stresses the need to have an advocate at all times and shares the dangers – what they are, why and how they happen, and how to survive them.