Hawaii doesn't require public disclosure of hospital infections and state lawmakers have hindered efforts to require disclosure, leaving patients and families in the dark.
Article by Marshall Allen after attending Consumers Union's Safe Patient Project 2010 summit.
This survey was created for patients who have experienced medical harm, their loved ones and their advocates. This survey was created by the Empowered Patient Coalition and we have jointly published this survey on our websites. This survey is designed to answer questions that are important to patients. This is a way for patients to report their experience as they have lived it, and to know that their report will be counted.The Empowered Patient Coalition will be entering the events annonymously on a map so you can see your error and others in your state by clciking on the map.
Users of WhyNotTheBest.org can now search for and compare data for nearly 1,000 hospitals on the incidence of central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs)—one of the most lethal hospital-acquired complications. The data show wide variation in CLABSI incidence, in spite of strong evidence on how to prevent them. The updated data is made possible through a partnership among The Commonwealth Fund, The Leapfrog Group, and Consumers Union.
Plans about what the states are supposed to be doing to eliminate hospital acquired infections.
Link to map that highlights antimicrobial resistance issues at the state level.
Our health system is very weak and prohibitively expensive. We have an overabundance of attorneys, who are opposed to tort reform and as a result, doctors are shutting down and leaving the State.
A medical error cost the lives of both of my parents, and no one was held responsible. We need legislation to force hospitals clean up their act and report infection rates to the public.