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It is up to us – the growning patient safety movement

September 9, 2010

Slowly the public is coming to realize that hospitals are not always safe places. When the Institute of Medicine published its landmark study “To Err Is Human” a decade ago, pointing out the ubiquitous problem of medical errors in the U.S., the press yawned. Since then, though, a grassroots patient safety movement has blossomed, and the media’s interest has grown along with it. More journalists are using data and old-fashioned shoe leather reporting to dig into what’s killing Americans in places that are supposed to make them well

everything you need to know about hand hygiene

May 18, 2010

This is an amazing resource.  But what we have to figure out is how to get everyone to follow basic rules about clean hands. There is no issue that

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Health care has no intrinsic value at all, none. Health does.

April 29, 2010

This is an amazingly wonderful and insightful quote.  Don Berwick, for twentyone years has thoughtfully led with integrity and compassion.  I can imagine now his confimation hearings at which those

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learning to say NO NO NO

April 8, 2010

This is just a great article that addresses one of our increasing concerns – inappropriate care and over use.  I am much more suspicious than the journalists.  I love the

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Press conference March 1, 2010

February 28, 2010

At 11 am we kick off a public health hearing with a press conference with the Attorney General.  We are offering simple solutions to complex problems. Restricting pharmaceutical gifts to

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Medical errors – Third largest cause of death in the United States

January 11, 2010

The investigation found that nearly 9 percent, or 700 surgeons, admitted to having made a major mistake within the previous three months.

Ten Years too Late

January 7, 2010

New York Times has a great article on the use of chloratxidine. It is infuriating how many studies and how much harm before simple and imporant practices are implemented CDC

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One Person is One Too Many

December 4, 2009

Recently the transcrpts of Cardinal Egan’s depositions on the sexual abuse of parishoners  have been made public.  While being deposed, he talked about the statistical insignificance of the numbers of

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Gus Velez

October 21, 2009

I write you today because in 2002 I was a young man with a promising future as a financial analyst and an upcoming marriage. Then I was dealt a terrible

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January 5 2009 Newsletter

January 5, 2009

Link to 1/5/2009 Newsletter