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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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Safe Patient Activist Calls Attention to #DocsOnProbation Campaign in New Op-Ed

Marian Hollingsworth, an invaluable member of our California Safe Patient Network and active with our Docs on Probation campaign, is broadcasting our ongoing fight for patient safety in a new op-ed published by the Sacramento Bee.

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“Docs on Probation” Guest Post: We Need Transparency for Doctors

If your doctor was on probation for sexual misconduct with a patient, would you want to know? What about offenses related to drug or alcohol addiction, or gross negligence? Unfortunately, in the state of California, that information is not easy to come by.

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Great start for California “Docs on Probation” campaign!

In less than a week since we launched our California online petition to require doctors on probation to inform their patients, we have received 4,700 signatures and our campaign was featured on San Diego’s KGTV news!

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Our New California “Docs on Probation” campaign fights for patients’ right to know

You have a right to choose whether you want to see a doctor who is on probation, and that’s why we are announcing a campaign aimed at getting the Medical Board of California to require that doctors tell their patients when they are on probation.

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California Safe Patient activists celebrate progress and testify at Medical Board of California meeting

A week ago, our Consumers Union (CU) Safe Patient Project staff went to sunny California to meet with our network of activists that are working to protect CA patients from medical harm. Find out what we did!

Categories: C. diff, Doctor Accountability, Hospital Infections/ Superbugs, Medical Errors, MRSA
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How to research your doctor’s ratings and record

Where can California consumers go to find information about their doctors? Patient safety advocate Michele Monserratt-Ramos, a member of Consumers Union’s activist network, said consumers should look beyond a doctor’s resume and investigate civil and criminal records, although some important information isn’t available to the public. Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center Director, Dr. John Santa, said to be wary of doctor rating websites that rely on a small sample of patients.

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California activists urge lawmakers to reform California Medical Board

In March 2013, Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project organized a small but powerful gathering of eight California consumer advocates in Sacramento to discuss patient safety issues related to California’s medical board sunset review process, hospital infections, and more. One advocate who attended, Alicia Cole, sent a terrific email about the meeting that we decided to post it as a guest blog.

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California Medical Board videos

CA medical board meetings on YouTube.

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