Patient Safety Toolkit

Treatment for Sepsis

By Elizabeth Simpson The Virginian-Pilot. A Norfolk doctor found a treatment for sepsis. Now he’s trying to get the ICU world to listen. ​The patient was dying. Valerie Hobbs, 53, was in the throes of sepsis… Read More


Most Expensive Hospitals

These are the 50 hospitals in the United States with the highest markup of prices over their actual costs. That means that they are charging out-of-network patients and the uninsured, as well as auto and...

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Patient Checklists for Doctor’s Visit

Download/Print the pdf version of the checklist before your next Doctor’s visit. This detailed list will help you to organise all your medical information that is needed by your doctors office. Also, jot down all...

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The Worst Hospitals

Medicare is lowering its payments by 1 percent for 758 hospitals with high rates of potentially avoidable infections and complications such as blood clots, bed sores and falls. This is the second year of the Hospital-Acquired...

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No One May Be Coordinating Your Care

By Roni Caryn Rabin   – Kaiser Health News in collaboration with The Washington Post. Betsy Gabay saw a rotating cast of at least 14 doctors when she was hospitalized at New York Hospital Queens for...

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The Medical Hierarchy – Defining Medical Team Members

From Engagedpatients.org. The following definitions summarize the responsibilities of the members of the physician team and the roles different doctors may play in your care. While not every level of physicians – especially resident physicians...

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