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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 | No 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 Acquired Infections, 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 Acquired Infections, 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 Acquired Infections, Medical Errors | No Comments »

5 Reasons Why Duodenoscope Problems Matter

Duodenoscopes have contributed to deadly CRE infection outbreaks across the country. Learn how to protect yourself.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 in Hip and Knee Replacement, Medical Errors | 1 Comment »

3 Hospital Superbugs You Should Know By Name

Last week, various news outlets reported on a superbug outbreak at UCLA hospital linked to two patient deaths and nearly 180 possibly infected.

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 in C. diff, Hospital Acquired Infections, MRSA | No Comments »

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Doctor

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?

Posted by Daniela Nuñez on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 in Doctor Accountability, Medical Errors | No Comments »
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