Lisa McGiffert, Consumers Union Safe Patient Project Director
Join the Chicago Tribune for a live web chat at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, June 7, to chat about hospital safety with Tribune reporter Judy Graham, and panelists Empowered Patient Coalition's Dr. Julia Hallisy and Consumers Union's Safe Patient Project Director Lisa McGiffert.
Hospitals may be even more dangerous than previously suspected. One out of every three people admitted suffers a medication mix-up, a fall, a bed sore, or another problem related to the way care is delivered, according to research published in April in the health policy journal Health Affairs. In this chat, we ask two leading advocates what people can do to avoid problems and stay safe in the hospital.
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