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MRSA: Victimization and Shooting the Messenger

Yesterday’s post, where I told the stories of three (+2) victims of MRSA infections, raised ire, blame and excuses from commentators and emailers alike. Never mind that they were stories of five people who are infected with MRSA, one of whom has basically been left to die. Never mind that the frustration levels of these […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Self Help, Surgery

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MRSA: Patients Ignored, Left to Die

(Find an update to this post: MRSA, Victimization and Shooting the Messenger) (And a further update, posted 8 months later:  MRSA:  Patient Ignored, Left to Die — Redux) In the past two days, I have heard three stories, all related to MRSA and other hospital acquired staph infections, and all relating to heinous — even […]

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Posted in: Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Politics and Medicine, Surgery

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Maybe Surgery Should be Performed in a Restaurant?

Dr. Betsy McCaughey of RID (Reduce Infection Deaths) pointed out in last week’s Wall Street Journal that when it comes to inspections for bacteria and other infection sources, the restaurants in every state in the nation are held to a higher standard than hospitals or other healthcare physicians. She points out that inadequate hygiene in […]

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MRSA: Those With Power Aren’t Paying Attention

Two reminders during the past week about MRSA and the real problems facing those who are infected by it — and those who aren’t. The first was an email from Genevieve who told me about her husband’s experience after knee replacement surgery. Two days after being removed to a rehab center, he began running a […]

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Posted in: Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Media, Medical Errors / Mistakes / Misdiagnosis, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Surgery

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MRSA in the Community (Interview)

While my heart breaks for the family of the young high school boy who lost his life to a MRSA infection, I can’t help but think his death will have saved the lives of millions in the future. MRSA has been around for so many years, and tens of thousands of people have been dying, […]

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