Talk to your care team if you need to address an issue or have concerns about your care

No health care professional goes to work intending to harm patients, yet mistakes do happen. Patients and their families can play a role in improving patient safety.

If a medical error or other adverse event occurs, you should work with your care team to make sure that your needs are met and to help them prevent something similar from happening to another patient. If possible, start by notifying your provider so that they can address the risk or incident as quickly as possible. This is usually the most productive and efficient way to resolve the problem.