Patient Safety Awareness

Free book on Patient Advocacy – Giving Voice to Patients. Become a smarter patient !

When you fall ill, you are likely to be scared and confused. While your doctor can provide you with medical care, patients need much more than just prescriptions and pills.


You need:


  • Emotional support and hand holding
  • Information to understand your disease and to explore different treatment options
  • Protection against medical errors and to ensure care is being properly coordinated
  • Help with filling up forms and claiming reimbursement from the insurance company
  • Help in communicating efficiently with doctors, getting a second opinion and navigating a hospital’s labyrinthine maze

Our book, Patient Advocacy – Giving Voice to Patients is now available free online at http://www.slideshare.net/malpani/dr-malpani-patient-advocacy This book explains what patient advocacy is, what patient advocates do and how they can help patients. Anyone who is ill or wants to help a person who is ill will find this book a useful resource. Please share this with your friends – we all need a helping hand especially when we are sick !

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Latest Blogs

Anticonvulsant medications like gabapentin and pregabalin don't appear to improve low back pain, a meta-analysis in the Canadian Medical Association Journal finds. Researchers examined nine studies of nearly 900 patients with chronic low back pain or lumbar radicular pain.Patients received either anticonvulsants (gabapentinoids or topiramate) or placebo. Read More …

We have been emphasising inappropriate Care as a core patient safety issue all these years. The WHO report below reiterates the same. Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally Read More …
Some 85 percent of people in the United States had an encounter with a health professional in the past year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most patients will never experience unintended medical harm, but health care can be high risk, and technological and treatment advances continually create new opportunities for safety lapses. Read More …
She was a 15-year-old school kid; came in with multiple episodes of seizures ('epileptic fit' in street language). IV injections controlled her fits; CT scan and MRI painlessly sliced through her brain; millimeter by millimeter searching for a focus; negative. 24-hours later she was stable and ready to be started on long term medicines to prevent recurrences. Read More …

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