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News Articles

  • This Won't Hurt a Bit
    Source: Newsweek (Friday March 5, 2010)

    How we can save billions by cutting out unnecessary procedures that kill tens of thousands a year.

  • Few Clues On How To Track Rogue Doctors
    Source: NPR (Tuesday March 30, 2010)

    “There’s no national tally of physicians who abuse their patients, but some say better reporting by hospitals and doctors and state medical boards would help. There is a database, which was established in 1986, but it also includes malpractice decisions and the information is not available to the public.”

  • What If, God Forbid, Sally Field Broke Her Leg?
    Source: Pharma Marketing Blog (Saturday March 27, 2010)

    Many patients report experiencing bad side effects taking BONIVA, including broken bones, which BONIVA drug marketers claim it prevents.

  • Let The Sun Shine In
    Source: Gooznews on Heatlh (Tuesday March 23, 2010)

    “Drug and device companies will soon have to report payments to physicians in a national database, thanks to a little noted section of the health care reform bill called the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.”

  • You wouldn't fly with a dead-tired pilot. So why let a wiped-out physician work on you?
    Source: Dead By Mistake Blog (Thursday February 11, 2010)

    Patient Safety Advocates Launch Campaign to Reduce Resident Physician Fatigue, Boost Patient Safety

  • Detective work required to uncover errors
    Source: Hearst Newspapers (Sunday March 21, 2010)

    The federal government can’t thoroughly detect medical errors in hospitals without employing physicians or other clinicians like gumshoes, according to a recent federal study.

  • Transparency and the health-care reform bill
    Source: Washington Post (Sunday March 21, 2010)

    Merrill Goozner points out another little-noticed provision in the bill: “Drug and device companies will soon have to report payments to physicians in a national database, thanks to a little noted section of the health care reform bill called the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.”

  • Hospital safety info shielded from public
    Source: Seattle Pi (Monday March 22, 2010)

    Americans have more information about the safety of their cars than about the hospitals that treat them at their most vulnerable moments.

  • New Resource for Those Dissatisfied with a Health Care Experience
    Source: A Healthy Blog (Thursday March 11, 2010)

    Health Care For All has created an informative website, www.assertivepatient.org, to assist patients on how to navigate the complaint process when something goes wrong at the hospital.

  • Doctor Leads Quest for Safer Ways to Care for Patients
    Source: New York Times (Monday March 8, 2010)

    Interview with Dr. Peter Pronovost, medical director of the Quality and Safety Research Group at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and promoter of a patient safety checklist for doctors.