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  • 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.

  • Sen. Chuck Grassley letter to Health Research and Services Administration concerning removal of National Practitioner Data Bank’s Public Use File

    Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today asked the head of a federal agency to explain a decision to shut down public access to data on malpractice payouts, hospital discipline and regulatory sanctions against doctors and other health professionals

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  • On April 2, 2009 Clarence Wordehoff posted:

    I agree that all errors need to be exposed and corrective action put in place to prevent future ocurances.

  • On May 7, 2009 Pamela Dannacher Zepeda posted:

    My 84-year-old Mother recently fell out of bed in the hospital and has an airborne lung disease, possibly from the hospital (she rarely goes out or has visitors other than a few family members).

  • On May 26, 2009 June McGowan posted:

    I have no comment

  • On January 21, 2010 Katie posted:

    I took my husband to the local Knoxville hospital ER a few years ago for stomach flu. They started a IV, and sent him home after 3 hours. At the injection site, he had a horrible infection that took him many Dr visits and lots of medicine and pain to clear up. Really scary.

  • On September 28, 2010 Pamela Dannacher Zepeda posted:

    My Mom is 85 now and received 3 months of protonics medication in the mail that neither she nor any of her doctors ordered. The company sent a separate letter requesting that my Mother get a doctor’s OK for the meds. We sent them back and told our doctors and the prescription company involved. WOW!

  • On June 23, 2011 M. Bentley posted:

    At a large clinic here in Mason City, Ia. I was treated extremely poorly & even screamed at & threatened by a Dr. who I thought was a good Dr. I had always treated her respectfully & didn’t understand this behavior from her. Sadly, she is running this clinic still! Needless to say, I found another Doc who treats me with respect. I believe this treatment was because I’m on Medicaid. How sad.

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