One of the nation's largest integrated care systems may have put thousands of patients at risk of getting dangerous bloodborne infections including hepatitis and HIV over a five-year period.
Nearly 30% of diagnostic echocardiograms done at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center were misread by insufficiently trained cardiologists, resulting in more invasive, unnecessary procedures, according to an internal review done at the Milwaukee hospital.
Milwaukee heart doctor fired without explanation, possibly due to revealing that doctors at a hospital were misreading a substantial number of diagnostic echocardiograms.
Article by Marshall Allen after attending Consumers Union's Safe Patient Project 2010 summit.
Patients in Wisconsin speak out after suffering hospital acquired infections.
5 Lawsuits Filed Against Columbia St. Mary's in Milwaukee.
Drug company funded medical studies often skew the truth about drugs, putting patient safety at risk.
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.
In a scolding report, the nation’s most influential medical advisory group said that doctors should stop taking much of the money, gifts and free drug samples that they routinely accept from drug and device companies. Supports Grassley/Kohl legislation legislation that would require drug and device makers to publicly disclose all payments made to doctors.
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.
Please stop this practice
You need to STOP this practice!
Medicine is to help not kill without knowledge. The hospitals know wrong, but bottom $$ line is only health they desire. Transparency now.
I'm very unhappy with current expensive health care system. The rewards system to providers should be reformed to improve health care. Sweeping reforms and more disclosures are needed.
Please stop this practice.
Hospitals should be rated and compared on a uniform rating standard. Their rating should be available to the public for comparison. Their "joint commission" inspection results should be published as well.