Browsing All Posts filed under »Preventable Medical Harm«

Victory for Missouri Patients

August 1, 2012


Jefferson City, MO – Yesterday, the state Supreme Court struck down a 2005 ruling which capped punitive damages awarded to victims of preventable medical harm at $350,000. Read the full story here by Blythe Bernhard and Virginia Young of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. I’ feel as though I’m wading into a pond full of […]

Lucian Leape: 4 Facts About Health Care Today

March 1, 2012


This video is short, less than 2 minutes, and is a must-see by patient safety pioneer, Lucian Leape. From December, 2011.

USA: What Does “Hospital Clean” Really Mean?

February 22, 2012


USA: HAI’s (hospital acquired infections) have reached epidemic proportions in our nation’s hospitals. FYI: the term hospital acquired infections annoyed hospital executives, who successfully petitioned goverment agencies to water the term down to “healthcare associated infections.” As I’ve stated repeatedly, hosptials are the major source for this horrific and unnecessary filth-born plague so I continue […]

MO: Cox Health Brain Lab Tragedy Update

February 18, 2012


Springfield, MO – The local Springfield News-Leader ran this story today regarding the legal aftermath of the Cox Health Brain Lab Overradiation scandal that rocked this community two years ago. Some 27 of 66 cases filed have been settled; the others are a work in progress. Naturally, no details have been released; a gag order […]

USA: Antibiotic Overuse in Kids

November 16, 2011


USA: You’ve probably already seen a version of this report, or heard someone talking about it on your preferred news outlet. The subject: Antibiotic overuse in children. The latest issue of Pediatrics ran the results of a study conducted by Dr. Adam Welsh and a team of researchers from the University of Utah. They revealed that […]

USA: Quoted In Fierce HealthCare

November 1, 2011


USA: HealthCare PSI was mentioned in today’s Fierce HealthCare story about the lack of hospital reporting in the case of never events. Patient advocates know this is a regular occurance. But this bit of knowledge is a shock to the system and sensabilities of reporters and the general public, too. Remember, hospitals are supposed to […]

World Patient Safety Day – July 25, 2011

July 25, 2011


Today, July 25, 2011 is World Patient Safety Day. It has been observed since 2001 and was begun by a small group of dedicated and persistent survivors who have lost children, spouses, parents, siblings and friends to one of the greatest didn’t-have-to-happen epidemics our planet has ever seen – preventable medical harm. This observance should give you a […]