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
News coverage of Consumer Reports’ latest hospital safety ratings. Three local hospitals were among seven in the New York metro area that scored 30 or below on a 100-point scale.
Medscape coverage of Consumer Reports’ latest release of hospital safety scores. “The differences between high-scoring hospitals and low-scoring ones can be a matter of life and death,” says Dr. Santa, Consumer Reports.