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Patient Safety
Silence vs
    Safety
Silenced
White wall
    of Silence
Silencing
Conflict Of
    Interest
Psychology of
    Providers
Subjectivity
Blacklisting  
Nurse survey
Loyalty
Mobbing and
    bullying
Trust Us
Defensive
    documenting
Report Rate
Risk
    managemnt
SOAP
Management
Hospitals
Crime in
    medicine
Sexual Abuse
Liability
    Limitations
Free Speech
    for Patients
Exploitation

OSMB Medical
    Boards
Mammography
solutions
Medical errors
Medical
    Complaints

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Thomas Jefferson said that given the choice between government without newspapers and newspapers without government, he would choose to have newspapers.

In medicine we have government without newspapers. Patients cannot find out what they need to know to make informed choices. No one in medicine records or reports the information patients need to know the most. So patients will have to.

Current Complaint Mechanisms
in Medicine

Nurses do not report problems to state boards or agencies. Hospitals do not report problems. Physicians do not turn themselves in. When a patient complains to a hospital that a physician raped her, do you imagine that the hospital calls the police or the state board of medicine? When the patient calls the police, do you think the police know how to investigate a crime in a hospital? As a rule they turn injured patients away saying that no one in a hospital will testify so there is no point in hearing the complaint.

Felonies are covered up in hospitals. Incident reports are as good as shredded. When a patient reports a crime in a hospital to a state board of medicine, do you imagine that the result is any better?

If you have any doubt about any of what I've said so far, click on Table of Contents and follow the links listed below White Wall of Silence.

There are no effective complaint mechanisms or systems for redress or correction of the worst sins in medicine. If you get raped in a hospital, you cannot even find a place to report it where you will become a statistic.

The only source of information available on the worst sins in medicine comes from patients. And they are sued into silence if they speak.

State legislatures are passing legislation that protects even criminal behavior in medicine from liability while leaving patients with unlimited liabilities merely for speaking about it. That squelches the patient safety debate.

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