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Consumer Reports Rates Over 3,000 Hospitals On Infection Prevention

The first report of its kind, Consumer Reports has utilized CDC data on C-diff and MRSA infections to develop Ratings for more than 3,000 hospitals across the country.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 in Hospital Infections/ Superbugs | No Comments »

A Tale of Two State Agencies: A Story of a Doctor on Probation

Docs on Probation guest post by Michele Monserratt-Ramos, an activist with Consumers Union California Safe Patient Project.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Friday, July 24th, 2015 in Doctor Accountability | 4 Comments »

Surgeon Scorecard: ProPublica Releases Complication Rates of 17,000 Surgeons Nationwide

ProPublica, an investigative non-profit newsroom, has released a new report publicizing the comparative individual data of the complication rates of upwards of 17,000 surgeons.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Friday, July 17th, 2015 in Doctor Accountability | 1 Comment »

Safe Patient Activist Calls Attention to #DocsOnProbation Campaign in New Op-Ed

Marian Hollingsworth, an invaluable member of our California Safe Patient Network and active with our Docs on Probation campaign, is broadcasting our ongoing fight for patient safety in a new op-ed published by the Sacramento Bee.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 in Doctor Accountability | No Comments »

Real Stories: What One Medical Error Did To My Daughter

Read how one medical error changed a young woman’s life forever.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 in Medical Errors | No Comments »

“Docs on Probation” Guest Post: We Need Transparency for Doctors

If your doctor was on probation for sexual misconduct with a patient, would you want to know? What about offenses related to drug or alcohol addiction, or gross negligence? Unfortunately, in the state of California, that information is not easy to come by.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Friday, July 10th, 2015 in Doctor Accountability | 3 Comments »

Great start for California “Docs on Probation” campaign!

In less than a week since we launched our California online petition to require doctors on probation to inform their patients, we have received 4,700 signatures and our campaign was featured on San Diego’s KGTV news!

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Friday, June 26th, 2015 in Doctor Accountability | 1 Comment »

Consumer Reports Launches Antibiotic Resistance Investigation

Consumer Reports releases a new report on antibiotic-resistant superbug infections, the first in a three-part series on America’s antibiotic crisis.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 in C. diff, Hospital Infections/ Superbugs, MRSA | No Comments »

Our New California “Docs on Probation” campaign fights for patients’ right to know

You have a right to choose whether you want to see a doctor who is on probation, and that’s why we are announcing a campaign aimed at getting the Medical Board of California to require that doctors tell their patients when they are on probation.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Friday, June 19th, 2015 in Doctor Accountability | 3 Comments »

California Activists Take a Deep Dive on Patient Safety

Consumers Union Safe Patient Project staff met with a terrific group of California activists in Los Angeles this month to share successes and brainstorm plans for future collaboration. Here are five things that these extraordinary individuals have accomplished.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 in Doctor Accountability | 2 Comments »
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