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Washington Advocates for Patient Safety (WAPS)

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The mission of Washington Advocates for Patient Safety (WAPS) is to promote accountability, quality, safety, and responsibility in patient care. As the voice of patients, their goals are to eliminate medical errors and harm and to save more lives.

Categories: Drugs, Hip and Knee Replacement, Hospital Acquired Infections, Medical Errors
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NorthEast Voices for Error Reduction (NEVER)

NEVER (NorthEast Voices for Error Reduction) is made up of member patient safety and advocacy organizations located throughout the northeast. The mission of NorthEast Voices for Error Reduction (NEVER) is the empowerment of patients and the elimination of healthcare harm by: advocating for patient interests in healthcare delivery; educating the public, the media, elected officials about patient safety, working toward a transparent and accountable healthcare system.

Categories: C. diff, Hospital Acquired Infections, Medical Errors, MRSA
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Consumer voices to be heard at national hospital infection meeting

Meet the eleven consumer advocates who will be attending a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)hospital infection meeting this week.

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Patient safety activists hold “conversation” with CDC

On June 16, Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project and 11 patient safety advocates from 10 states attended the first “Consumer Conversation on Healthcare-Associated Infections” at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.

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Patient Safety Advocates speak out on Health Care Reform

Read and sign the Patient Safety Advocates’ Statement on Health Care Reform.

Categories: Hospital Acquired Infections, Medical Errors
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Patient Safety Activists Represent Consumers at Presidential Health Care Forum

Four patient safety activists – all who have been personally affected by medical harm – were among the 164 participants in ABC’s televised health care forum held with President Obama. Understandably, they came armed with questions but didn’t get to ask them. So we wanted to give them a chance to get their questions in front of the public and lawmakers here on this blog.

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Activists speak out at Presidential health care forum

Your stories matter. We are listening—and we’re getting those at the highest levels of government to listen, too.

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Watch these personal stories — Quality Care Saves Lives!

I’d like to point you to four brave patients, who debuted their videos to lawmakers at the Massachusetts State House and encouraged them to take an active role to improve patient safety.

Categories: Hospital Acquired Infections, Medical Errors
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Historic drug safety bill passes

In a vote of 403-16, the House yesterday overwhelmingly passed historic drug safety overhaul bill.

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CU Activists descend on Washington and hit the ground running for drug safety

Consumers Union hosted its first-ever Activist Summit this week in which 50 activists from all over the country came to learn, meet each other and speak out for change in Washington.

Categories: Drugs, Hospital Acquired Infections
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