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Patient-Centered Care and Share Decision Making

Shared decision making, the pinnacle of Patient-Centered Care, is a collaborative process that allows patients and their providers to make health care decisions together.

Hospital Safety & Medical Treatment

Are you concerned about the safety of your medical treatment in hospitals? You are not alone. The time is overdue to improve health care safety and save more lives.

Medication Errors

Preventable medication errors account for about 98,000 deaths per year in the United States. They increase disability and costs and decrease confidence in the health care system. Patients and their families are rarely told when hospitals make mistakes with their medicines.

Hospital Acquired Infections

A hospital-acquired infection, also known as a HAI or in medical literature as a nosocomial infection, is an infection whose development is favored by a hospital environment, such as one acquired by a patient during a hospital visit or one developing among hospital staff. In the U.S., the CDC estimated roughly 1.7 million hospital-associated infections, from all types of microorganisms, including bacteria, combined, cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year.

Broken Medical Regulatory System

“All too often, state medical boards are more concerned about protecting the reputations of doctors than doing their job, which is to protect unsuspecting patients from doctors who may be incompetent or negligent.” — Sidney Wolfe, director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group

Surgical Safety

Johns Hopkins patient safety researchers estimate that a surgeon in the United States leaves a foreign object such as a sponge or a towel inside a patient’s body after an operation 39 times a week, performs the wrong procedure on a patient 20 times a week and operates on the wrong body site 20 times a week. About 80,000 of these so-called “never events” occurred in American hospitals between 1990 and 2010.

Medical Devices Safety

Have you ever had hip or knee implants? Do you think they are safe? Think again. Studies have shown that medical equipment that comes with moderate risk rarely goes through clinical testing for safety or efficacy before reaching patients. Each year there is an increasing number of individuals who are being severely harmed by faulty medical devices.

Putting Profits Before Patients

When insurers, big pharmaceutical companies, the healthcare industry put profits before patients ….

Medical Research

Have you ever been fascinated about medical research? When does it save lives, and when does it cross over the moral boundary?

Patient Safety Events Around the Country

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