Utah's top medical regulator says you should be given more information about doctors, licensed to practice medicine in the state.
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.
After nearly losing her husband to a dangerous hospital-acquired staph infection, Mary Petty wants to lift the "veil of secrecy" shrouding methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.
Money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will pay $1 million for infection control in ambulatory surgical centers in Maine, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, North Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, Arkansas, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming and Kansas.
There were at least 89 serious medical errors last year in Utah hospitals and surgical centers, up 56 percent from the 57 logged in 2007, according to a Utah Department of Health report requested by The Salt Lake Tribune. These errors may include surgery on the wrong body part or leaving foreign objects like sponges in the body.
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.
In just the past month alone, infections from Respiratory Syncicial Virus have more than tripled. This was supposed to be a lighter-than-normal year Utah's children, but RSV is proving again just how fickle and unpredictable it really is.http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=5633684&autostart=y
My elderly husband's hospitalization produced inaccurately prescribed medications, too many of them, and he left a zombie - with an incorrect diagnosis.