Patient Safety

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice

By Bonina & Bonina P. C.  Medical professionals are trusted with your most important asset: your health. We expect doctors and health care workers to do their best, but unfortunately there are times when patients are...

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What Doctors Don’t Tell You (but should!)

By Dr. Danielle Ofri, Health.com.  Have you ever wondered what your doctor was thinking as you sat in your paper robe on the exam table? Or worried that you’re not taking full advantage of those...

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Lawsuit Alleges Unreasonable Insurance Denial Puts Health at Risk

By Heidi Turner, Lawsuits and Settlements.com. Bad faith insurance lawsuits, alleging insurance companies have unreasonably denied disability claims, are nothing new. But now lawsuits are being filed against insurance companies alleging policyholders are being wrongfully...

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Making the Cut

By Marshall Allen and Olga Pierce, ProPublica – Condensed by APRA. Why choosing the right surgeon matters even more than you know It’s conventional wisdom that there are “good” and “bad” hospitals — and that...

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No One Knows: Informed patients make hospitals better

By William Heisel, centerforhealthjournalism.org. Hospitals would disappear without the communities that support them. We pay their bills through our insurance premiums, co-pays, and out-of-pocket payments. We help them buy new equipment or add new wings… Read More



10 Things Your Hospital Won’t Tell You

By Reshma Kapadia and Lisa Scherzer for SmartMoney.   A hospital is supposed to make you better, but you may not feel too well after reading this. Some words of advice: Be your own health...

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Top 10 Safety Concerns

By Heather Punke, Becker’s Hospital Review.  The ECRI Institute released its “Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations 2017” report, with EHR information management, use of clinical decision support and antimicrobial stewardship topping the list. The...

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Medical Imaging Dangers

By Dr. Evan Levine, a member of APRA’s Medical Advisory Board. How Hospitals and Doctors Put Thousands of Patients At Increased Risk for Cancer. ​​​In the 1990s a new type of stress test was developed...

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