​​AMERICAN PATIENT RIGHTS ASSOCIATION 

     SERVE - INFORM - EMPOWER 
FIGHTING FOR SAFE AND FAIR HEALTH CARE
 
What Are Your Rights As A Patient 
Americans have few laws to protect them when it  comes to their health care. The laws that do exist are essentially toothless, generally ignored by the medical industry and unenforced.  Read more
The Threat
Anyone who is treated in a hospital for even a minor illness or household accident can die, due to the failure of our federal and state governments to deal with preventable patient harm, or be bankrupted due to exorbitant medical bills, even those with Medicare.   Read More  
 One of the fundamental 
principles of medicine:
FIRST, DO NO HARM  
Stunning News
According to a study from the prestigious Journal of Patient Safety, four times as many people die from preventable medical errors than we thought.  Read more 
Medical Secrets 
What you don't know about doctors, hospitals, labs, imaging centers, out-patient surgical centers, nursing homes and health insurers that could save your life.     Read more 

Our Healthcare System is Broken 

Hundreds of thousands of people are dying needlessly and millions more are being injured in hospitals every year due to an epidemic of preventable medical errors and harm*, medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcy, and yet local media companies are unwilling to investigate or warn the public and hospitals are unwilling to take responsibility, be  transparent, or make meaningful change. 

Health Care Myths  ​
What you believe about your health care that is totally wrong.  Read more
PREVENTABLE HOSPITAL DEATHS 
2017 YEAR TO DATE* 
* an extrapolation based upon an estimated 250,000 mean rate of death per year from medical errors as reported in The BMJ by Dr. Martin Makary and Dr. Michael Daniel of Johns Hopkins. University School of Medicine.