Improving patient safety and fighting for patients’ rights
Tens of thousands of people die each year from preventable medical errors. Meanwhile, the health care and insurance industries and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce lobby to limit the rights of injured patients to hold dangerous doctors accountable in court. Public Citizen urges policymakers to protect patients’ rights and reduce medical errors.
We fight to improve patient safety and prevent injuries caused by malpractice and to hold health care professionals, policymakers and others accountable for protecting patients.
Report: The Medical Malpractice Scapegoat
Costs relating to medical liability are tiny in the scope of national health care costs – and are declining, our research shows.
15-Year Summary of Sexual Misconduct by U.S. Physicians Reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank, 2003 ― 2017; In-Depth, Updated Evidence on White Coat Betrayal
A new updated, comprehensive report showed that only 1,354 U.S. doctors had faced reportable sanctions or malpractice payments due to sexual misconduct over 15 years.