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Kerry O’Connell

CDC Director: Hospital infections down but still deadly, dangerous

CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden writes a piece for FoxNews on the dangers of hospital infections. The CDC released a progress report on hospital infections today that found some progress in reducing hospital infections but more work needs to be done. Dr. Frieden shares five patient stories on hospital infections, including stories from advocates in Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project network.

Categories: C. diff, Hospital Acquired Infections, MRSA
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Kerry O’Connell: Emotional Cohorting

Patient safety advocate Kerry O’Connell writes for National Patient Safety Foundation: “Some of the strongest human bonds on earth are between unrelated people who happen to share in a disaster. Consider what it would take in your facility to bring together patients who have experienced similar diseases or outcomes.”

Categories: Hospital Acquired Infections
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Dedicated patient safety advocate shares his story in Health Affairs article

This week I read a new article written by a dedicated patient safety advocate, Kerry O’Connell, published in Health Affairs, a prestigious healthcare journal.

Categories: Doctor Accountability, Drugs, Hospital Acquired Infections
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Two Arms, Two Choices: If Only I’d Known Then What I Know Now

Disabled by faulty arm surgery and harmed by a hospital-acquired infection, a patient wishes he’d been better informed. Article by Colorado patient safety advocate Kerry O’Connell for Health Affairs.

Categories: Doctor Accountability, Drugs, Hip and Knee Replacement, Hospital Acquired Infections
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