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The dye referred to is contrast dye for both CT and MRI to highlight the vascular system if you're looking for say aneurysms or malformations. And yes it can hurt your kidneys which is why we usually don't give it to people with poor kidney function and pretreat with protective agents in those who have good kidney function.
Yes, mistakes are made in hospitals because the people who take care of you are human and so are the patients. But I can assure you that hospitals make safety a priority and have many safeguards in place to prevent mistakes. Patients are culpable too when they return to the exact same lifestyle choices that landed them in the hospital to begin with. Besides that when you show up in the hospital at say 80, with a whole host of the medical issues you've accumulated over a lifespan, you can hardly hold the healthcare system responsible for having to return when your heart disease you were just treated for becomes a stroke a day after you leave. That was a disease process already in motion. I also can't imagine why your vital signs get missed for an hour or two since it's well known that everyone in the hospital has their own personal nurse or doctor with no other responsibilities, no other fresh strokes insisting that despite their deficits that they can and they WILL get up to go to the bathroom, no other unhealthy patients, who are undemanding and unentitled.
Quit scaring people please. I need my patients to trust me to do the best I can for them because I do, and I do care about their outcomes. Yes, bad things happen sometimes...just as much outside the hospital as inside, but that doesn't keep you from living your life does it? Sure doesn't keep people from smoking.
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