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Health Care Blog

10 Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You…
Did you know that common objects like stethoscopes in a hospital can be contaminated with disease-ca…
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Hospital Reports Of Surgical, Medication Errors Climb
Connecticut Health I-Team By: Lisa Chedekel | 1/6/2015 |  Connecticut hospitals reported r…
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When It Comes to Health Insurance, People Don’t Know What They Need
Earlier this month, Lisa Freeman wrote a guest blog on the Connecticut Health Foundation website sha…
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5 Things to Know

  1. What you need to know in the Hospital
  2. 15 Steps You Can Take To Reduce Your Risk of a Hospital Infection
  3. Selecting Doctors & Hospitals
  4. What to do to avoid medication error
  5. AHRQ Director Helps Consumers Navigate the Health Care System in a New Advice Column on the Web

You've Suffered Medical Harm - Now What Do You Do?

According to a recent article published by ProPublica titled: So You’ve Become a Patient Safety Statistic – Now What?, by Marshall Allen there are six things to do….

  1. Get a copy of medical records.
  2. Make sure the incident is reported internally.
  3. If the patient has died, order a forensic autopsy.
  4. Consider calling an attorney.
  5. Meet with the doctor and hospital officials.
  6. Report the incident to regulators, who can investigate.

For greater detail and more important information, please read the full article.