The following is a list of organizations who offer services to victims of hospital and other medical errors and serve as advocacy groups to prevent future mistakes.
Josie King Foundation ( josieking.org)
The Josie King Foundation’s mission is to prevent others from dying or being harmed by medical errors. By uniting healthcare providers and consumers, and funding innovative safety programs, the Foundation seeks to create a culture of patient safety, together.
- Patient-safety experts;
- Hospital safety programs; and
- Online forum to share medical error experiences.
Consumers Advancing Patient Safety ( patientsafety.org)
Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS) is a consumer-led nonprofit organization formed to be a collective voice for individuals, families and healers who wish to prevent harm in healthcare encounters through partnership and collaboration.
- Patient-safety information; and
- Online forums on medical error experiences.
Persons United Limiting Substandards and Errors in Health Care ( pulseamerica.org)
PULSE is a nonprofit organization working to improve patient safety and reduce the rate of medical errors using real life stories and experiences. Survivors of medical errors are encouraged to use their experience to educate the community and advocate for a safer healthcare system.
- National network of patient-rights advocates and victims of medical errors;
- Links for patient rights;
- Online chat rooms; and
- Patient safety education.
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- Information on surgical-fire risks and prevention; and
- Patient safety tips.
Medically Induced Trauma Support Services ( MITSS.org)
Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS), Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is "To Support Healing and Restore Hope" to patients, families, and clinicians who have been affected by an adverse medical event.
- Provides education and raises awareness of medical errors; and
- Support for patients, families and medical professionals involved in errors.
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