Dennis Quaid's two children victims of massive drug overdose at Cedars-Sinai
Following the near-death experience of his infant twins resulting from a medication error, he has initiated a call to action for healthcare leaders to invest in patient safety. The objective is to inspire the audience to act in their own communities or at their own hospitals.
Q: What Scares Doctors? A: Being the Patient - Time Magazine, April 20, 2006, by Nancy Gibbs and Amanda Bower - Read Article
The Waits That Matter NEJM - June 15, 2011 by John Maa, M.D.-
Waiting Room Poll Strikes a Nerve - By Peggy Peck, MedPage Today
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PULSE - Persons United Limiting Substandards and Errors - www.pulseamerica.org
PULSE is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization working to improve patient safety and reduce the rate of medical errors using real life stories and experiences.
Mothers Against Medical Errors (MAME) - Lewis Blackman, a healthy, gifted 15-year-old, underwent elective surgery at MUSC. In one of the state's most modern hospitals, he bled to death over 30 hours while those caring for him missed signs that he was in grave peril. Read More
Citizens for Patient Safety - Citizens for Patient Safety is a global grassroots organization. Our agency builds alliances between and within diverse communities united in a common purpose by building bridges between consumers, the medical community, insurance and the legal community to improve the healthcare system and quality that patient's receive. Read More
Michael Bennett - President of the Coalition for Patients' Rights (CPR). Mr. Bennett lost his father due to an infection he received at the hospital. Since then, CPR has worked diligently to pass Federal and State laws to reduce infections in hospitals so that other patients will not die from similarly preventable causes. Mr. Bennett is a nationally recognized patient safety advocate.
John James PhD – Chief Toxicologist at the National Space Center, Dr. James lost his son following a medical error. Since then, Dr. James published his book, A Sea of Broken Hearts, for physicians to learn from this tragedy. Dr. James is a prominent member in America's Patient Safety Movement and works with the Institute of Medicine to find solutions to the epidemic of medical errors and complications. http://patientsafetyamerica.com