Before you schedule a surgical procedure or even a consultation at one of our state's hospitals, it's a good idea to compare facilities and also visit the hospital's website. Here's a handy chart, compiled by US News & World Report, which lists hospitals in North Carolina. (click here)
Medical experts advise patients to ask questions of their doctors, such as:
- How many procedures have you done like mine?
- How many have been performed here at the hospital?
- How many people have died after this surgery?
- What complications can occur?
As a patient, you have a right to know these answers before you make a decision about your medical care.
This article was written by Chip Permar