Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project organizes a national gathering of client safety activists from throughout the nation to link in person, share details and strategize on future collaborate. This year November 11-13, we held our 9th top in Yonkers, NY, head office of Consumer Reports.
A few of the highlights this year include:
A discussion with Art Levin, Supervisor of Facility for Medical Consumers based in New york city City. Art was the only consumer member to serve on the Institute of Medicine committee which issued the landmark report on clinical errors, “To Err Is Human.”
Ten Activist-led discussions on topics consisting of taking on the drug sector lobby, patient-centered care, C.diff, ending trick provisions, as well as a study on just how nurses replied to the Ebola outbreak.
- Skill-building workshops on fundraising, advocating for adjustment at the medical board, social media sites, as well as much more.
- Clinical errors in health centers make up 440,000 deaths, according to a 2013 price quote by John James, PhD, a participant of the Safe Patient Job network. Millions much more are injured by medical damage and make it through.
The landscape of client safety has actually considerably transformed over the past ten years, largely because of the cumulative work of our group. Yet there is still so much job to be done and that’s why we prize the moment that we join together to breed new ideas and develop new strategies that will certainly make our work much more impactful than ever before. For people as well as their households, we are thankful that this Network exists!