A new analysis by Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization division of Consumer Reports, found that California is failing to hold hospitals accountable for improving care when they report high patient infection rates.
CDPH data indicating California acute care hospitals without state licensure inspections for the more than five-year period between January 1, 2011 and June 18, 2016.
Consumers Union Safe Patient Project Analysis CDPH Data 2013 – 2015 includes all hospitals with significantly high infection rates in each infection category, arranged by county
Administrative Petition from Consumers Union Safe Patient Project and Activist Network Calling on the California Department of Public Health to Require Hospitals to Take Actions to Reduce Hospital-Associated Infections through More Rigorous Oversight.
David Antoon, Safe Patient Project activist network member and retired pilot argues that errors in health care are not treated like errors in aviation.
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are associated with severe adverse reactions, which may be permanent and life-threatening.
The Low-Down Dozen: Hospital responses to CR (Charlotte Hungerford Hospital – Torrington, CT)
The Low Down Dozen Hospital Responses (Charlotte Hungerford Hospital – Torrington, CT)
Nearly 500 California Doctors Are on Probation But Patients Are Kept in the Dark
The Low-Down Dozen: Hospital responses to CR (Mercy St. Anne Hospital – Toledo, OH)