Category Archives: How-To for Patients

An Invitation to Patient and Family Engaged Care for Consumers: What it is, Why it Matters and How Patients and Families Can Engage

July 24, 2017

As one of the co-authors, I am excited to share that the BMJ has just published, as a response to a British Medical Journal editorial, An Invitation to Patient and Family Engaged Care for

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Those Indecipherable Medical Bills? They’re One Reason Health Care Costs So Much

April 4, 2017

The New York Times Magazine  |  By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL  |  MARCH 29, 2017 “… A scan showed she was suffering from a subarachnoid hemorrhage. A vessel had burst, and blood was

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Workers Who Give Care To The Homebound Often Can’t Afford To Get Their Own

April 4, 2017

KHN Kaiser Health News  |  By Shefali Luthra March 31, 2017 For more than two decades, Celeste Thompson, 57, a home care worker in Missoula, Mont., had not had regular contact

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Sick after hours? How to navigate your health care options

April 4, 2017

CTMirror  |  By: Arielle Levin Becker | March 27, 2017 This story is the latest in a series on how to better navigate the health care system. So you’re coming down with

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Ask These Three Questions to Get Better Healthcare

August 8, 2016

  Peter Pronovost MD PhD;  July 13, 2016   <img alt=”Ask These Three Questions to Get Better Healthcare” class=”StretchedBox W(100%) H(100%) ie-7_H(a)” src=”http://l1.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/pGelLrxhyWLHhEQ_rHVqJA–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9ODAw/http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/homerun/robb_report_221/d691e2362bfc8c7ee4a9ee6924453fd6″/> These three key questions can transform healthcare decisions.

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Want to know about medical mistakes? Talk to the parents.

March 9, 2016

By Ryan White  March 04, 2016  |  USC Center for Health Journalism   As someone who has spent quite a bit of time as a visitor at a hospital recently,

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CMS updates hospital results for consumers

July 29, 2015

CMS reports these outcomes for patients who are admitted to the hospital for a heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stroke, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)

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Making the Cut: Why choosing the right surgeon matters even more than you know

July 14, 2015

by Marshall Allen and Olga Pierce, ProPublica July 13, 2015 In February 2012, LaVerne Stiles went to Citrus Memorial Hospital near her home in central Florida for what should have

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Admitted to Your Bedroom: Some Hospitals Try Treating Patients at Home

April 28, 2015

In response for the call to reduce the costs associated with health care, hospitals are trying new ways to treat patients without the higher costs by providing hospital-level treatment at

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Rants of a Patient Safety Advocate – True Story in the Emergency Room: The Emergency Room Dilemma

March 17, 2015

My friend and fellow advocate, Ilene Corina, wrote: “Just imagine walking into a supermarket and the carts are all sitting in the aisles so scattered you can barely get through.

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