Game-Changing | Life-Saving
Improving outcomes through 21st century patient & family engagement
The Center for Patient Protection is the champion of patients and families in seeking safer care and in combating the effects of medical harms in the hospital setting. We advocate for greater transparency to empower patients and families in their decisions, promote healing virtues like compassion and respect at all levels of care, and use patient experiences to assist providers in the delivery of safer outcomes for everyone.
Created out of a horrific family experience with medical errors in the hospital setting, The Center for Patient Protection drives change where it is most needed: making patients and families safer by better informing them about the healthcare risks they face, removing key barriers that thwart meaningful transparency, and designing game-changing initiatives that deliver what patients and families want with the healing virtues they say are most important.
Since its beginning, The Center for Patient Protection has been committed to giving voice to those most in need and who are too often caught in the web of avoidable harm. From our hugely popular 3Rs for Safer Care Now and our internationally in-demand What do Patients and Families Want? to our ground-breaking Patient and Family Engagement Trigger Tool™ and our “gone viral” DNR Guide, The Center provides patients, families and providers the tools and insights they need to achieve more positive outcomes.
Every day, The Center is regularly visited by top healthcare providers, policy makers and healthcare media from around the world. Our online outreach clinic, unique to The Center, answers the concerns of, and provides support to, patients and families in every major country on a daily basis.
Our experience-based approach to what we call true 21st-century patient and family engagement has influenced positive outcomes for thousands of patients and families over the years and has played a vital role in saving lives and reducing emotional trauma. Whether you are a patient, family member, healthcare professional, provider, or health issues journalist, what we do can help you, too.
Medical errors in the hospital setting are the third leading cause of death in the United States and Canada; they leave millions more injured and emotionally traumatized and add unnecessary billions to the costs of healthcare systems.
NEW: The Center for Patient Protection’s Safer Women Health Initiative™, focusing on the unique healthcare needs of women, particularly as they relate to ageism (what we call the Thief of Hope), caregiving, sexual violence and the sexual abuse of patients by healthcare practitioners.