Health Care for All started a Consumer Health Quality Council about a year ago for people who’ve encountered medical quality problems. Now three members of that group have told their stories in video clips on YouTube, with a little help from some students from the BU School of Public Health. The videos will be premiered tomorrow at 10 am in the Massachusetts State House in Room A-2, where they are likely to add urgency to the quality and patient safety agenda.
You can see the videos at A Healthy Blog. Here are the descriptions:
Lisa’s Story: Lisa survived a terrible misdiagnosis and as an empowered health care consumer later saved her daughter from the same misdiagnosis.
Linda’s Story: Linda lost her mother to preventable medical errors.
Ginny’s Story: Ginny’s life was changed forever by a preventable hospital-acquired infection.
I’m at a hotel in DC with a terrible Internet connection and haven’t been able to watch the full videos. What I’ve seen is well done, though and I’m looking forward to viewing the rest.January 9, 2008