Being an active member of your medical team helps you get better healthcare and have the best possible outcome.
No one is prepared to deal with health issues – one of life’s most complicated challenges. Now with our help, patients and family caregivers can get the best care possible.
The ZaggoCare System teaches you the most important things including how to advocate for yourself, what questions to ask, and how to communicate clearly with your doctors. In addition, you will learn how to reduce your risk of misdiagnosis, how to follow complex medication and treatment regimens; and more.
“You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know”
Did You Know:
- Preventable medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the US.1
- 40-80% of health information heard at a doctor’s office is forgotten immediately.2
- Nearly 50% of American’s don’t take medications as prescribed – leading to serious health consequences.3
- Up to 20% of prescriptions are filled with errors.4
- Diagnostic error rates are around 15%.5
- Doctors frequently do not communicate with each other.6
- 1/3 of all doctors reported they had missed notifications of patient test results.7
(1) James, John T. A New Evidence-based Estimate of Patient Harms Associated with Hospital Care. J of Pat. Safety. 2013;9(3):122-128.
(2) Kessells, RPC, Patient’s Memory for Medical Information. J of Royal Soc of Med. May 2003;96(5):219-222.
(3) World Health Organization. Adherence to Long-term Therapies: Evidence for Action. Geneva, Switzerland. 2003.
(4) Flynn, E.A., et al. National Observational Study of Prescription Dispensing Accuracy and Safety in 50 Pharmacies, J Am. Pharm. Assoc. 2003;43:191-200.
(5) Berner, E.S. and Graber, M.L. Overconfidence as a Cause of Diagnostic Error in Medicine. Am J Med. 2008;121:S2-S23.
(6) O’Malley, A and Reschovsky, J. Referral and Consultation Communication Between Primary Care and Specialist Physicians. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(1):56-65.
(7) Singh, H, et al. Information Overload and Missed Test Results in Electronic Health Record-Based Settings. JAMA. Itern Med. 2013; 173(8): 702-704.