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Safe Patient Project Director Makes Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare”

Lisa McGiffert, Director of Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project, was recognized in Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list. We couldn’t be more proud.

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Docs on Probation: Over 5,100 Californians’ signatures presented to Medical Board of California

Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project Director, Lisa McGiffert, presented over 5,100 Californians’ signatures to the Medical Board of California.

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Consumers Union News Release on CDC National Report on 2013 Hospital-Acquired Infections

Atlanta, GA – A national report issued today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a continued decline in most of the types of hospital-acquired infections that are publicly reported. However, the 2013 data reveals that there is still much work to be done to reach the long-term goal of eliminating hospital-acquired infections, as set out by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). And, nationally, hospitals have failed to meet the 5-year goals set by HHS.

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Video: Testimony of Consumers Union at Senate hearing on medical errors

Watch Lisa McGiffert (Consumers Union Safe Patient Project Director) testify at a Senate hearing on medical errors, the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

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Consumers Union’s Testimony at Senate Hearing: More Than 1,000 Preventable Deaths a Day Is Too Many

Lisa McGiffert, Campaign Director for Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project, testified at a Senate HELP subcommittee hearing on medical errors, July 17, 2014.

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Study: 1 in 20 patients misdiagnosed in outpatient settings

A new study published in the BMJ Quality & Safety journal found that at least one in twenty patients is misdiagnosed in an outpatient setting, which can put them at risk. NBC News covered this new study, and quoted our Safe Patient Project Director Lisa McGiffert.

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Misdiagnosed: Docs’ Mistakes Affect 12 Million a Year

NBC News covers a new study that found at least 1 in 20 adult patients is misdiagnosed, which can lead to serious harm. Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project Director Lisa McGiffert quoted.

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4 Reasons Why Hip and Knee Body Implants Need Warranties

Interview with Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project about our campaign to get manufacturers to warranty their hip and knee implants. Written by Belen Chacon for Consumer Information Blog.

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Artificial hips and knees need a lemon law, says Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports video explains Consumers Union’s campaign to get the top hip and knee implant makers to warranty their products for 20 years. Joint replacements often fail, while consumers and insurers are left with the bill

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Hoping for Financial Compensation, Safer Drugs from Big Pharma in 2014

Drug Watch Radio includes CU’s Safe Patient Project campaign in its New Year’s wish list. You can listen to our interview on Drug Watch Radio here: http://www.drugwatch.com/radio/consumer-reports-interview-lisa-mcgiffert/

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