Most of us have a bad waiter or waitress experience. Maybe they were rude, made a mistake with your dish, or overcharged you. Similarly, people have had less than optimal experiences in the hospital, as a patient or family member of a patient.
Categories: Doctor Accountability, Hospital Acquired Infections, Medical Errors
Tags: Consumer Reports, Consumer Reports dignity and respect survey, Doctor communication, hospital safety, hospital safety tips, Patient communication, Patient Doctor communication, patient empowerment, patient engagement
I was shocked to learn that 15,000 people are estimated to die each year because of cancers caused by the radiation in CT scans.
Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project hosts a national gathering of patient safety activists from across the country to connect face-to-face, share information and strategize on future work together. This year November 11-13, we held our 9th summit in Yonkers, NY, headquarters of Consumer Reports.
Categories: Doctor Accountability, Hip and Knee Replacement, Hospital Acquired Infections, Medical Errors
Tags: consumer advocacy, Consumer Reports, Consumers Union, patient safety, patient safety advocacy, Safe Patient Project Summit
This Tuesday the federal government under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, as part of the Affordable Healthcare Act, began to release details of payments from pharmaceutical and medical device makers to doctors and teaching hospitals for promotional speaking, consulting, meals, travel, research, and other activities. Research shows these payments influence doctors in their choice of treatments.
Our Consumer Reports colleagues published an informative report on heart surgery to help you make informed choices when you make life and death decisions.
Consumer Reports’ Ratings of more than 400 hospitals can help you find the right one, plus tips on finding a heart hospital.
Tips from Consumer Reports on avoiding medication errors at the pharmacy.
Consumer Reports has today released groundbreaking hospital ratings by C-section rates, informing the public about which hospitals perform C-sections at higher rates than others for low-risk deliveries…
These lifesavers are being misused and might stop working if we don’t take important precautions now
Safe Patient Project’s Daniela Nunez went to healthcare and patient safety-related meetings in Maine this week, joining activist Kathy Day who won a patient partnership award at the Maine Quality Counts conference. Read about important health care conversations happening in Maine.
Categories: Hospital Acquired Infections, Medical Errors
Tags: #QC2014conf, Choosing Wisely, Consumer Reports, John Santa, Kathy Day, Maine Quality Counts, Medicare Meltdown, MQC, patient safety activism, Rosemary Gibson