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  • Brand-name Drug Choices Drive State’s High Medicare Costs
    Source: Connecticut Health I-Team (Monday October 21, 2013)

    Dartmouth Atlas Project: Brand-name Drug Choices Drive State’s High Medicare Costs

  • State's doctor discipline process hampered by delays
    Source: CT Post (Monday June 17, 2013)

    “A review of disciplinary decisions in the past 18 months shows that the medical board rarely acts within a year of an incident — and sometimes the process takes as long as four years, with physicians still practicing freely in the interim.” Consumers Union Safe Patient Project member and CT medical board member, Jean Rexford, quoted in the article.

  • Blumenthal holds Conn. hearing on patient safety
    Source: CBS (Tuesday July 3, 2012)

    “Jean Rexford, founder and executive director of the Connecticut Center for Patient Safety, cited a 2010 federal report that determined preventable mistakes contributed to the deaths of as many as 950 Medicare beneficiaries in Connecticut hospitals.”

  • Senator holds hearing on patient safety
    Source: Associated Press (Monday July 2, 2012)

    Founder and executive director of the Connecticut Center for Patient Safety, Jean Rexford, testifies at a hearing by the Senate Special Committee on Aging at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on medical errors.

  • A patient survival guide, from a mother who learned too late
    Source: The CT Mirror (Thursday March 8, 2012)

    Great information and advice by patient safety advocates, Helen Haskell (Mothers Against Medical Error) and Jean Rexford (Connecticut Center for Patient Safety).

  • Where We Live: Patient Safety
    Source: Your Public Media (Tuesday March 6, 2012)

    Podcast featuring Connecticut Center for Patient Safety director, Jean Rexford, and others, discussing many pressing patient safety issues including adverse events and what patients can do to improve hospital outcomes.

  • Hospital Errors Persist, State Probes Rare
    Source: Connecticut Health I-Team (Sunday January 29, 2012)

    An in-depth article analyzing the Connecticut adverse event report with quotes by advocate Jean Rexford, director of the Connecticut Center for Patient Safety. The new Adverse Event Report, prepared by the CT Department of Public Health, marks the first time that acute-care hospitals and other medical facilities have been publicly identified by name, as they report errors that caused harm to patients.

  • Blumenthal Sponsors Bill To Protect Patients From Unsafe Medical Devices
    Source: Connecticut Health I-Team (Wednesday January 18, 2012)

    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has joined two other senators introducing legislation designed to protect patients from unsafe medical devices. “This bill will help the FDA to get unsafe devices out of the market more quickly and improve tracking and recall procedures,” said Charles Bell, program director with Consumers Union.

  • Patient Safety Advocates Start New England Watchdog Group
    Source: CT Health I-Team (Tuesday November 22, 2011)

    New England patient safety activists form New England Voices For Error Reduction (NEVER), a group that aims to work regionally for safe health care.

  • Behind the board: How a flawed system jeopardizes patient safety
    Source: Greenwich Time (Saturday June 4, 2011)

    Jean Rexford, executive director of the Connecticut Center for Patient Safety, comments on the failure of the state medical board at protecting CT patients from dangerous doctors.

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