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.
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.
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.
Thanks to your support, we convinced New York lawmakers to keep New York’s Physician Profile website.
Here’s what you need to know about sleep drugs and the risks.
Check out Public Citizen’s fantastic guide for where to complain, written by Alan Levine, member of Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Network.
Check out this great new video about hand hygiene practices by health care workers created by the Alliance for Safety Awareness for Patients.
Duodenoscopes have contributed to deadly CRE infection outbreaks across the country. Learn how to protect yourself.
Last week, various news outlets reported on a superbug outbreak at UCLA hospital linked to two patient deaths and nearly 180 possibly infected.
What factors do you consider when choosing a doctor? Do you care more about having a doctor who communicates well or is it more important that your doctor has lots of experience and skills?