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Washington Advocates for Patient Safety

Letter from Consumers Union and Washington Advocates for Patient Safety on medical board secrecy

Consumers Union and the Washington Advocates for Patient Safety oppose SBH 2139 unless it is amended to make the “nondisciplinary resolution” of complaints and physician problems a part of the public record at the state and national level.

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Go Team! Advocates Deliver Patient Safety Message in Washington State

Last week, the Safe Patient Project traveled to Washington State to team up with Washington Advocates for Patient Safety to give a voice to the health care crisis of preventable medical harm

Categories: Doctor Accountability, Hip and Knee Replacement, Medical Errors
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Survey: Your Experiences with State Medical Boards

Yanling Yu Ph.D. (Washington Advocates for Patient Safety) is collecting information on state medical boards, in particular people’s experiences when filing a complaint. If you’ve ever filed a complaint with your state’s medical board, help out by taking this anonymous survey form.

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Endangered Patients: WA Consumer Forum Explores Ending Medical Harm

  Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project and Washington Advocates for Patient Safety (WAPS) teamed up to host a patient safety forum at the Seattle Public Library to explore ideas for ending patient harm and what consumers can do to protect themselves from medical errors, hospital infections and failed hip and knee implants. About thirty-five people heard Continue Reading

Categories: Doctor Accountability, Hip and Knee Replacement, Hospital Acquired Infections, Medical Errors
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Drs. Yanling Yu and Rex Johnson share their family’s medical harm story with University of Washington

Washington Advocates for Patient Safety members, Yanling Yu and Rex Johnson, shared their family’s medical harm story with a University of Washington panel of over 100 future health professionals so they could learn how to keep patients safe through patient-centered care and shared-decision making.

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Washington Advocates for Patient Safety Additional Comments on WA hospital infection draft report

Washington Advocates for Patient Safety Additional Comments on Draft Report “Healthcare Associated Infections: 2013 Report to the Washington Legislature” by the Washington Department of Health.

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Consumers Union and Washington Advocates for Patient Safety comments on the WA hospital infection reporting program

Consumers Union and Washington Advocates for Patient Safety submitted comments on the WA Dept of Health legislative draft report on the hospital infection reporting program.

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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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