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When Dirty Doctors Can’t Be Identified

As promised in yesterday’s post, I’m reporting today on a frustration among those of us who work in patient safety. That frustration is once again sparked in this report from the Hartford Courant. Fifteen year old Mark Tsvok, injured in an auto accident in 2004, died from his injuries as a result of the misdeeds […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Medical Errors / Mistakes / Misdiagnosis, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools

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Doctor Hunt: Practicing What I Preach

I’m proud of my husband and the reason holds a good lesson for us all…. Over the past six months or so, our experiences with our family doctor’s practice have been less than acceptable. First, Hubby contacted their “prescription refill hotline” about three weeks before his arthritis prescription ran out. He needed a new prescription […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools, Self Help

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Prayers for Tom

Last month I told you about my email pal Tom who battled with his health insurance company to get permission to go to the Cleveland Clinic for specialized surgery that he can’t get at home. I told you at the time that with each “win” for the possibility of his heart surgery, the insurance company […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools, Surgery

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Human Microchips? Told You So!

A few months ago I blogged about the push by the manufacturers of RFID chips, radio frequency identification computer chips, to begin implanting them in humans. At the time, I was pretty definite about the cons of the subject. I recommended against the idea in — ahem — the strongest of terms. A report by […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Media, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Privacy and Security, Self Help

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Monster, Marshalls, Others Prove No Privacy

Your no-brainer quiz for today: What do Monster.com, Visa, Marshalls and TJMax, Oklahoma Law Enforcement, Spotsylvania County, PA, and at least 500 other entities have in common? They have lost electronic information to hackers, scammers and phishers in the past three years. And there’s a good chance some of YOUR personal information was among the […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Medical Records, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Self Help

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