Patient Safety Programs Target Consumers

Healthcare professionals aren't the only group that should take a more proactive role to ensure patient safety - patients also should get in the driver's seat, suggests 21st
Century Consumer, a California nonprofit consumer organization. The organization has developed a consumer-friendly chart as part of a kit that helps patients and their families
track the care they receive and the staff providing it. The kit, which is set for a July pilot test in two California hospitals, will be previewed at the National Patient Safety
Symposium in Dallas later this month.