State Disclosure Reports
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Consumers Union Documents
- Testimony of Consumers Union on Public Reporting of Medical Harm in MD (March 2, 2011)
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Policy and Legislation
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Consumers Union News Releases
- Maryland Bill Aims to Reduce Deadly Medical Errors (March 3, 2011)
- CDC: 58% drop in central line infections in ICUs (March 1, 2011)
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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.
Source: The Commonwealth Fund (July 2010)
- Maryland Hospital Guide
This Guide includes measures that compare hospital performance on processes of care quality measures that are designed to prevent infections for patients undergoing surgery and on outcome measures of care.
Source: Maryland Health Care Commission
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Maryland Coalition for Patients’ Rights
The Maryland Coalition for Patients’ Rights is a grassroots alliance of parents, children, siblings, friends, patients and concerned citizens dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving the civil rights of all patients. Through education, public awareness and political action, CPR is fighting to preserve the right to safe, honest and professional healthcare for all Marylanders and, in cases of injury suffered as a result of negligence and mal-practice, the right to legal redress and fair and just compensation.