Consumers Union Documents
Testimony of Consumers Union on Public Reporting of Medical Harm in MD (March 2, 2011)
Testimony of Consumers Union on Public Reporting of Medical Harm in HI (February 14, 2011)
Policy and Legislation
Consumers Union News Releases
Hawaii Bill Aims to Reduce Deadly Medical Errors (February 14, 2011)
Research and Reports
Why Not The Best? Comparative Reports on Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections
Users of WhyNotTheBest.org can now search for and compare data for nearly 1,000 hospitals on the incidence of central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs)—one of the most lethal hospital-acquired complications. The data show wide variation in CLABSI incidence, in spite of strong evidence on how to prevent them. The updated data is made possible through a partnership among The Commonwealth Fund, The Leapfrog Group, and Consumers Union.
User Submitted Links (2)
On April 2, 2009 Margaret Murchie posted:
Our health system is very weak and prohibitively expensive. We have an overabundance of attorneys, who are opposed to tort reform and as a result, doctors are shutting down and leaving the State.
On April 30, 2009 Laurel Leslie posted:
A medical error cost the lives of both of my parents, and no one was held responsible. We need legislation to force hospitals clean up their act and report infection rates to the public.