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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 | No Comments »

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 | 2 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 »

In wake of Supreme Court decision, groups call for state medical board changes

We called on state attorneys general to implement the Supreme Court’s ruling to make state medical boards change from an industry-regulating-industry board comprised mainly of doctors to a model where boards are made up of mostly public members.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

5 Steps For Care Coordination With Your Doctors

Without good coordination of care, risks for medical error rise significantly. Use these five Consumer Reports tips to make sure your doctors are doing the right thing.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Sunday, April 19th, 2015 in Hospital Infections/ Superbugs, Medical Errors | 1 Comment »

You Saved New York’s Physician Profile Website!

Thanks to your support, we convinced New York lawmakers to keep New York’s Physician Profile website.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Sunday, April 12th, 2015 in Doctor Accountability | No Comments »

The Truth About Sleeping Pills

Here’s what you need to know about sleep drugs and the risks.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Sunday, March 29th, 2015 in Drugs | 1 Comment »

11 tips for how to complain about your medical care

Check out Public Citizen’s fantastic guide for where to complain, written by Alan Levine, member of Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Network.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Sunday, March 29th, 2015 in Doctor Accountability, Hospital Infections/ Superbugs, Medical Errors | No Comments »

Does your doctor wash their hands?

Check out this great new video about hand hygiene practices by health care workers created by the Alliance for Safety Awareness for Patients.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 in Hospital Infections/ Superbugs, Medical Errors | No Comments »
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