Joint replacements are the #1 expenditure of Medicare. The process of approving these medical devices is flawed according to the Institute of Medicine. It is time for patients' voices to be heard as stakeholders and for public support for increased medical device industry accountability and heightened protections for patients. Post-market registry. Product warranty. Patient/consumer stakeholder equity. Rescind industry pre-emptions/entitlements. All clinical trials must report all data.
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Monday, March 25, 2013

Invest in Hopeful Documentary on Patient Harm: Breaking the Wall of Silence

1.  Click Here!  Documentary director, Carolyn McCulley from CityGate Films talks about the project

2.  Click Here!  Invest today:  

Kickstarter campaign ends on March 31, 2013

 Notes and links:
                The book upon which the title of the film is based (as a homage, not a direct translation of the book into film): Wall of Silence: The Untold Story of the Medical Mistakes That Kill and Injure Millions of Americans
                The book by Dr. Marty Makary she mentions: Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care
                Statistics on patent safety and quality problems
                Past episode with Sorrel King
                Earlier podcast with Clare Crawford-Mason that includes a discussion of her film “Good News…How Hospitals Heal Themselves
                Episode with Dr. Richard Shannon talking about Lean and infection reduction
                The “seven pillars” approach to improving patient safety
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About Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning book Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen. Learn more about Mark’s on-site and public workshops. He is also the Chief Improvement Officer for KaiNexus

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