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What You Need To Know Before Getting Heart Surgery

Our Consumer Reports colleagues published an informative report on heart surgery to help you make informed choices when you make life and death decisions.

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Top-scoring hospitals for heart surgery

Consumer Reports’ Ratings of more than 400 hospitals can help you find the right one, plus tips on finding a heart hospital.

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Consumer Reports: What can I do if the pharmacy gives me the wrong drug?

Tips from Consumer Reports on avoiding medication errors at the pharmacy.

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Consumer Reports shows you what hospitals don’t want you to know about C-sections

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…

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The Truth about Antibiotics

These lifesavers are being misused and might stop working if we don’t take important precautions now

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Safe Patient Project teams up with Maine activist Kathy Day

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.

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3 local hospitals get low grades from Consumer Reports

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.

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Consumer Reports Releases Top Hospitals for Safety List

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.

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Hospital ratings show sharp differences in safety, chance of dying

Reuters covers the latest hospital safety ratings released today by Consumer Reports.

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Consumer Reports: Survive your hospital stay

Medical errors are linked to 440,000 deaths each year. Our new Ratings can help you find a safe hospital. CU Safe Patient Project activist, John James, Ph.D., authored a major study on hospital safety after his son’s death.

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