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Consumers Union Documents

  • State Medical Error Report Links (May 8, 2009)
  • Take Action on Nevada Medical Error Bills (April 28, 2011)
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Research and Reports

  • Why Not The Best? Comparative Reports on Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

    Users of 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 (6)

  • On April 29, 2009 Elaine Bishop posted:

    It will take Federal action to prevent mislabeling of medical supplies and medicine.

  • On January 21, 2010 Ann Quinn posted:

    In 1974, my then 33 year old brother, father of a one year old, passed away in a major California hospital from a Staph A infection post surgery. This scourge must be ended.

  • On September 8, 2010 Tina Euresti posted:

    My Father died while in the care of renown Medical center, From Stage IV pressure sore he developed in Saint Mary’s Hospital in Reno, Nv. His name was John Schriver and died on Dec-14-2003. Both hospital know how he suffer and how i was unaware that they conspired to protect one another. not even knowing the true extent of how severe the whole situation was. and how many people were exposed and misinformed, I have come very aware of all the cruel and unethical issues surrounding his death. I want you to know to this day i have never been the same and fear hospitals, And pray everyday for justice. I know all involved remember, As although this is very common the lack of patient mistakes, and cover up so lawsuits, don’t happen. I would never blame a care provider for caring. even if his mistake was preventable. we are all human. It is when the hospital refuses to be honest and when the basic care of a human is not first and for most. My father got a staph infection and it lead to MRSA, And he died from the most horrible preventable sore on his rear end from 100% neglect. I know because i cleaned him myself and know he had not even a red mark and so do you. he was not admitted with, any issues, he was admitted sadly because he was not treated for a brain injury, 2 weeks earlier, that Dr, was very aware of. And released him. and it was clear he was able to walk, read, eat, and walk before fall and also able to wipe his own rear, I readmitted him to get this fixed, and instead he was left for hour on toilet, and then a catheter, to keep him in bed. He was left to lay in feces. and because his daughter was in critical care in another hospital, I was unable to protect him. I will never forget what happen, And i have everything you think i don’t think i do by the grace of God including photos records and witness. I have so much not to mention the truth, And the whole story from every person involved, Ask anyone involved if they remember my Father or his case, And ask about his daughter. Go through his charts, find how clear the facts of confusion and lies, that clearly prove conspiracy at it worst. ask to see what i have and what it has done to my life. I am much stronger know, I will have my day. I know it is so bad and very important to find a solution. I have a friend who is walking around with MRSA, And she was not told the whole truth, And she left without procedure that like a person with TB should be forced to not expose public to MRSA. But i also know people with TB and that is not taken too serious and most people like me trust the Doctor, And i hope my voice and story helps to educate and change a very bad problem with health care. My dad died in 2003, I somehow feel i made it a topic i sure tried to but i was treated like people who have no power and support can handle. i have never stop researching and praying for truth and justice to come from this. I have many family members who are ill and also am a caregiver, I was robbed of my trust that if i am sick i can go to hospital for care.

  • On January 13, 2011 james knee posted:

    We need help on the Infections we get in our Hospitals! I have been in two hospitals in Las Vegas NV. And got Infections each time in there care. And I still have the the infections for life!!! When is someone going to do something about this

  • On January 13, 2011 Ed james posted:

    I would like to share and send a salute to the doctors and nurses at St. Marys hospital Reno. Things started after my care from St. Marys, I was released to go home after my surgery. The doctor at my clinic decided to scale back my dosage of steroids needed to prevent swelling in my brain. The result was another trip into the hospital for just this brain swelling. I went into the Carson City hospital on this one. I was in the middle of receiving care when I was told to get the heck out. My primary insurance ran out. Thank goodness my secondary care insurance came thru. We had quite the argument on this that left the social worker talking to us in tears. I got the care I needed, but wonder WHY this all have to happen in the first place. WE need a seamless transition of coverage to all people. Staff need to know all of these things. This caused me and my family undo stress from all of these distractions.

  • On January 13, 2011 Patricia Loomis posted:

    In some states, doctors are prohitibed to have any interest in a clinic, pharmacy, etc. This prevents a conflict of interest & greed such as the Hepititis C situation and Nevada should enact this law asap!