An interactive investigation into patient harm

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Patient

Are you a patient who has been harmed?

Patient Harm Questionnaire

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Patient Harm Facebook Group

Provider

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Provider Questionnaire
Experts recommend patients take an active role in protecting their own safety. Here are some simple steps you can take.

Infections

A patient advocacy group called CampaignZERO has a checklist with simple steps to help patients avoid common hospital-acquired infections.

campaignzero.org

Surgery

The Empowered Patient Coalition has a list of 10 questions to ask your surgeon before surgery.

empoweredpatientcoalition.org

Medication

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has a guide to help patients protect themselves from medication errors.

ahrq.gov
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DIRECTOR - Thomas Jennings, 2over10 for PBS/Frontline

PRODUCER - Sabrina Shankman, 2over10 for PBS/Frontline

REPORTERS - Marshall Allen and Olga Pierce, ProPublica

NARRATOR - Marshall Allen, ProPublica

CREATIVE DIRECTOR - Michael Nieling, Ocupop

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT - Sam Bailey, Entropy Media for PBS/Frontline

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR - Matthew McVickar, Ocupop

DEVELOPER - Justin Falcone, Ocupop

JUNIOR ART DIRECTOR - Nick Krusick, Ocupop

JUNIOR ART DIRECTOR - Abby Lindstrom, Ocupop

ANIMATOR - Fola Akinola, Nomad Motion LLC

CAMERA - Thomas Jennings, 2over10 for PBS/Frontline

EDITOR (Video) - Sonja Bozic

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT - Mindy Yuen, 2over10 for PBS/Frontline

ADDITIONAL CAMERA - Andrew Burton, Jon Groat and Jen Heck

MUSIC - Justin Falcone, Ocupop

FOR FRONTLINE:

DIRECTOR, DIGITAL MEDIA/SENIOR EDITOR - Andrew Golis

ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR, DIGITAL - Sarah Moughty

FOR PROPUBLICA:

SENIOR EDITOR - Tom Detzel

SENIOR EDITOR, NEWS APPLICATIONS - Scott Klein

NEWS APPLICATIONS DEVELOPER - Al Shaw

COMMUNITY EDITOR - Blair Hickman

RESEARCH - Kirsten Berg