Patrick Malone was interviewed on the People’s Pharmacy radio show on how to avoid medical injuries and get the best care for you and your loved ones. You can listen to a podcast of the show by clicking here.
The hosts of this syndicated public radio show are an interesting couple. Joe Graedon is a pharmacist, and Terry Graedon is a medical anthropologist.
In their interview with Patrick Malone, Joe Graedon shares his own story about a medical tragedy that happened to his mother. The lesson: Any time you have a loved one in the hospital, you need to arrange for 24/7 presence there by a family member or close friend. It’s very important to have an advocate with you at all times. Patrick Malone’s book, The Life You Save: Nine Steps to Finding the Best Medical Care — and Avoiding the Worst, has an entire chapter on all the ways that an advocate can help prevent injury and get you home safely from a hospital stay.