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NEWS ARTICLES AND REPORTS

Medical News
Doctors are the 3rd Leading cause of Death in the U.S., Causing 250,000 Deaths Every Year
Deaths due to Medical Error
Hospital Infections
Mistakes Made on Medicare Patients – New York Times
Linking Medical Errors, Nurse’s, 12 Hour Shifts
Death From Medication Errors in July

VIDEOS

Diane Sawyer, ABC News
Transparent Health Video Trailer – Lewis Blackman Story
Video Trailer – Michael Skolnik story

COMMON TERMINOLOGY

http://www.nyp.org/glossary/index

ILLNESSES, MEDICAL CONDITIONS OR INJURIES

www.medlineplus.gov
www.merck.com
www.webMD.com
www.healthfinder.gov
www.mayoclinic.com
www.cdc.gov
www.HHS.gov (information about health-related resources)
www.NIH.gov (National Institute of Health)
www.mesothelioma.com

GENERAL HEALTH AND DISEASE INFORMATION

World Health Organization
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
WebMD

MEDICATION ERRORS AND DRUG INTERACTIONS

U.S. Pharmacopoeia Drug Error Finder Look-alike/Sound-alike Drug Names
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (medication safety tools and resources.)
Drug Watch

BEST HOSPITALS IN THE U.S.

US News and World Report on America’s Best Hospitals
HealthGrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals

PATIENT SAFETY

The Joint Commission’s Center for Patient Safety

FAMILY AND PATIENT SUPPORT

www.carepages.com
www.parentgiving.com
www.caregiver.com
www.patientadvocatefoundation.org
www.npaf.org

HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES

www.healthgrades.com
www.nursingworld.org
www.jointcommission.org
www.iqnursinghomes.com

TRADE ASSOCIATION

National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants

AGE RELATED

World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities
Portland State University’s Institute on Aging
New York City’s Aging Improvement Districts
New York Academy of Medicine
Atlanta Regional Commission’s Lifelong Communities Initiative
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
GenPhilly

SELF ADVOCACY

www.patient-safety.com