You are not alone in your concerns about patient safety and patients’ rights — or your frustrations with some aspects of the medical system!
Contact New Yorkers for Patient & Family Empowerment, Inc. to join our e-mail list. Also join (“like”) our facebook page and be part of our community of New Yorkers who care about patient safety! Note: We define “family” to include the key support persons and loved ones in the patient’s life, as determined by the patient.
Visit the websites of the respected nonprofit New York Public Interest Research Group and health consumer expert Arthur Levin’s Center for Medical Consumers to learn more about health consumer rights.
Visit the Niagara Health Quality Coalition (home of the New York State Hospital Report Card) for in-depth reports and information on hospital safety in New York.
Get help from the Patient Safety Hotline operated by the New York StateWide Senior Action Council.
Visit the website of PULSE of New York for training in how to advocate for a hospitalized loved one and to obtain other patient advocacy information.
Learn about civil justice rights related to healthcare from the website of the Center for Justice & Democracy.
Learn about federal standards and guidance for patient safety:
Please note this disclaimer: We are not responsible for the content or accuracy of the websites to which we have provided links. This information is provided for general awareness purposes only. Nothing on our website shall constitute legal or medical advice.