Patient Safety Toolkit


Challenging Hospital Discharge Decisions

From California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform. Hospital stays are difficult times for patients and their families, especially for those who need long term care upon discharge. Increasingly short hospital stays pose a tremendous challenge… Read More


How to Avoid Hospital-Acquired Infections

Hospitals are dangerous places to be for several reasons. First, the only patients hospitalized are those who are very sick, those who need surgery that can’t be performed in an outpatient facility, or those who...

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App Lets Patients Record Physician Notes

Google veteran and technology expert David Weekly has developed a free app that allows patients to record visits with their physicians, according to CNBC. Patients and family members can use Medcorder to re-listen to visits and...

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Is It Time to Fire Your Doctor

16 Clear Signs You Need to Fire Your Doctor. You can’t always trust the white coat. These are the mistakes that are serious enough to warrant your finding a new doctor STAT.  He touched you...

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Heart Attack – Cardiac Risk Test

This heart disease risk assessment is most accurate for people between ages 20 and 74. For people younger than 20 or older than 74, the presence of two or more cardiovascular risk factors suggests higher risk of cardiovascular disease. From The Mayo...

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How to Get Your Doctor to Take You Seriously

Advice from patients, physicians, and advocates on making sure your concerns are heard. Around 12 years ago, at age 19, Brittany Bella Graham began experiencing severe lower-back pain and a constant throbbing ache in her...

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Errors in Your Medical Records Are Dangerous

Mistakes can affect your health care and outcomes. By law, you have the right to correct errors in your medical records. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) ensures that your medical records are...

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Know More About Your Doctor

A wealth of data from across the U.S. about how medicine is really practiced has been accumulated. Get to know your health care provider better and sign up for notifications every time the data is...

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