Equip, Unite, Mobilize
You’ll find information below to equip yourself so that you are ready to #uniteforsafecare.
In the United States, it is alarming that medical errors are the third leading cause of death, behind heart disease and cancer. This last year, 2020, revealed that COVID-19 took that place but as we see the light at the end of the tunnel and we move to a “post-pandemic world” medical errors will go right back up to number three.
Globally, preventable complications following medical care contribute to more deaths than people dying from HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis (TB) combined, and this estimate is likely to increase during the pandemic. Much of this harm is preventable and all these people die needlessly.
This issue affects us all, no matter our age or race, or the size of our bank accounts. We do know that people of color experience harm more frequently when they seek health care and we must unite to address this epidemic. We see black mothers affected at alarming rates but also see celebrities affected – like Joan Rivers who sadly passed due to medical error and Dennis Quaid’s twins who luckily survived preventable medical error.
Together we can find solutions and bridge this major gap in our healthcare system.