Most of us have a bad waiter or waitress experience. Maybe they were rude, made a mistake with your dish, or overcharged you. Similarly, people have had less than optimal experiences in the hospital, as a patient or family member of a patient.
Categories: Doctor Accountability, Hospital Infections/ Superbugs, Medical Errors
Tags: Consumer Reports, Consumer Reports dignity and respect survey, Doctor communication, hospital safety, hospital safety tips, Patient communication, Patient Doctor communication, patient empowerment, patient engagement
This tip sheet explains steps you can take within the hospital to deal with your concerns about quality of care. It tells you how to contact the places that regulate or oversee hospitals.
Interview with manager of Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project, Lisa McGiffert, on hospital Safety.