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Patient Safety

:: September 2014

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Clinical Guidelines

Internet Sites

Featured sites

Patient Safety (CDC)

Prescribing Evidence-based Therapies

Adverse Drug Reactions

10 Signs That You Need a New Doctor

AHRQ - The National Quality Measures Clearinghouse

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Care

Best Treatments

Canadian Quackery Watch

CDC - Infection Control in Healthcare Settings

Consumer Affairs Health and Fitness


Drug-Induced Diseases

Effectiveness & Safety of Prescription Drugs

FDA Postmarket Drug Safety Information for Patients and Providers

Grapefruit-Drug Interactions

Health Canada

Health Professions Quality Assurance Washington State

HealthGrades (Hospital-Physician Rankings)

Healthy Skepticism

HHS-Hospital Compare (USA)

Hospital - Doctor Ratings/Information

JCAHO Hospital Quality Check

Joint Commission International Center for Patient Safety

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations


Misprescribing and Overprescribing of Drugs

National Council Against Health Fraud

National Guideline Clearinghouse

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse

New Jersey Physician and Podiatrist Profiles

NHS - Compare Hospitals (UK)

NIH - Patient Issues

Operation Cure All

Practice Guideline

Public Citizen


Quality and Patient Safety Links

Questionable Doctors

Ranking of State Medical Board Serious Disciplinary Actions in 2002

Red Flags

Society for Medical Decision Making (How do patients choose the best treatment for their disease?)

Ten Rules for Safer Drug Use

The Center for Food-Drug Interaction Research and Education (Grapefruit Juice)

The Joint Commission (Quality Care Reports, USA, International)

The Leapfrog Group Hospital Patient Safety Survey Results

The LeapfrogGroup - Hospital Safety

WHO Model Lists of Essential Medicines

Worst USA Nursing Homes List

Related InfoMedSearch Topics

Related Topics - Highlighted Articles

Evidence-Based Medicine

Has the leapfrog group had an impact on the health care market? (Health Aff (Millwood). 2005) "Drawing on evidence-based medicine, Leapfrog publicly releases information about the extent to which hospitals are adopting three safety "leaps" with the theoretical capacity to prevent thousands of deaths."

Medical Ethics - Advertising

The Company We Keep: Why Physicians Should Refuse to See Pharmaceutical Representatives "Whether physicians ought to interact with pharmaceutical sales representatives (reps) is a question worthy of careful ethical analysis. ? Empirical data suggest that interactions with pharmaceutical reps increase the chances that the physician will act contrary to duties owed to the patient. Ideally, a physician might both interact with reps and also do the research necessary to counteract the commercial bias in their messages. But a physician who actually did that research would, in turn, be devoting a good deal of time that might better be spent in other activities."


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