Who We Are

AMERICAN PATIENT RIGHTS ASSOCIATION

American Patient Rights Association (APRA) is a nonprofit consumer organization for fair, safe, transparent, affordable health care that was established by and for patients. APRA is independent, non-partisan, and is not influenced by any medical, insurance, or pharmaceutical organization. 

APRA is dedicated to fighting for the healthcare that patients deserve.

APRA is empowering patients by providing:

    • a unified voice;
    • the kind of unbiased information and beneficial programs that doctors, hospitals, and even the U.S. government, will not offer patients, which can help them to protect themselves and their families from preventable physical and financial harm;
      • programs to stop the deaths and injuries caused by preventable medical errors (the third leading cause of death);
      • programs to help patients avoid bankruptcy due to medical bills that are not usual, customary, or reasonable. Medical bills are the leading cause of bankruptcy. Eighty percent (80%) of all hospital bills contain errors which can cause serious financial harm to patients. Seventy-two percent (72%) of patients bankrupted by medical bills have health insurance*.  *Study by Harvard University. Learn more

FACT:

APRA is the only national consumer organization fighting to stop the 3rd leading cause of death, preventable medical errors in hospitals, and developing solutions to reduce preventable financial harm to patients.

APRA was established and is run by patients. 

APRA seeks the cooperation of employers, healthcare organizations,  hospitals, insurers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and others in creating a fairer, safer, healthier America.

OUR PURPOSE

APRA was established to provide a voice for consumers in our healthcare system, to create a movement for fair, safe, transparent health care and to provide a resource for people who wish to protect themselves and their families from preventable physical and financial harm when they seek medical care.

OUR MISSION

To provide the leadership, education and advocacy for the right of healthcare consumers to receive safe, fair, transparent medical services and goods.

OUR VISION

Medical care for all that is free of preventable harm. ​

OUR MOTTOS

​Save Our Patients™ | Patients Before Profits ™ | Patient Power ™ | Treat Patients Safely ™U

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WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

We depend on the support of donors to be able to offer programs that make a difference. Please join us with a tax-deductible donation today so we can continue our work to save lives and help people protect themselves and their families when medical care is needed.    

DONATE

Please give a gift today.

APRA is endorsed by Facebook for charities, AmazonSmile, eBay for Charity, Paypal Giving Fund and Guidestar (gold seal). You can also show your support by naming our organization to be the beneficiary of free donations at any or all of the above organizations.

American Patient Rights Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization.  

DISCLAIMER

The information provided in this website is not intended as medical advice of any kind and visitors to this website, including APRA members, should not accept anything herein as medical advice. Always seek the advice of a medical professional for any health-related matter. If you think you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. APRA does not recommend or endorse any specific hospital, physician, or medical treatment. Members of APRA and other visitors to this website use the content and information provided herein at their own risk and American Patient Rights Association, Inc., its’ officers, directors, advisers, employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors, accept no liability of any kind. Postings and opinions expressed on this website are the sole expression or opinion of the author and not of American Patient Rights Association, Inc., its’ officers, directors, advisers, employees, agents, consultants, subcontractors or any other contributor.

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