Category Archives: Patient Safety Activism

Hundreds protest outside Purdue Stamford HQ

August 18, 2018

Stamford Advocate  |  By Paul Schott  |   Updated 5:22 pm EDT, Friday, August 17, 2018 A protest Friday morning by several hundred activists outside the downtown Stamford headquarters of Purdue Pharma highlighted the growing

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Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Teen accuses world-famous hospital of ‘medical kidnapping’

August 18, 2018

By Elizabeth Cohen and John Bonifield, CNN Health Updated 10:55 AM ET, Fri August 17, 2018 This is the first part of the series,”Escape from the Mayo Clinic.” Read the second part here. Also, read

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5 reasons why communication breaks down during care transitions

August 18, 2018

Medical Economics  |  Brad Brooks  |  Aug 16, 2018 Office-based primary care physicians (PCPs) often bear the brunt of responsibility for ensuring their patients avoid readmission after transitioning from a

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When Prescribed Incorrectly, Lifesaving Antibiotics Can Be Dangerous, Carry Real Risks

August 18, 2018

Posted on August 17, 2018 by CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog  |  Rachel Brummert, B.S., M.S., President of Patient Safety Impact Rachel Brummert, B.S., M.S., President of Patient Safety Impact In

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License to betray A broken system forgives sexually abusive doctors in every state, our national investigation finds.

August 18, 2018

An AJC National Investigation;  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | By Carrie Teegardin, Danny Robbins, Jeff Ernsthausen and Ariel Hart In Kentucky, Dr. Ashok Alur was examining an infection on a patient’s

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Lax Oversight Leaves Surgery Center Regulators And Patients In The Dark

August 17, 2018

Kaiser Health News  By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News and Mark Alesia, USA Today Network August 9, 2018 This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished

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Hospital Compare lifts the veil on sepsis care. Check your hospital’s score

August 17, 2018

STAT  By Steve Claypool  |  July 26, 2018 Sepsis care often requires breathing assistance. APStock More than a decade ago, a young man showed up in the emergency department of

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Patient Engagement in Research: A Toolkit for Patient-Family Advisory Councils

October 10, 2017

From Planetree through a project that was funded by a Eugene Washington Engagement Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support our understanding of how Patient-Family Advisory Councils engage

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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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‘Bag of Pills’: Is It Necessary? Fewer medications is an achievable goal

May 10, 2016

MedPage Today by Joyce Frieden   News Editor, MedPage Today  WASHINGTON — Polypharmacy is a difficult problem for many physicians who treat older patients, but there are steps they can take to cut

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