Friday, October 3, 2008

Measure the Living!

Aha, you measurement people! So, you say we can’t measure lives saved? Well we can, people who advocate for themselves or others have begun to speak up. A recent story was printed on the website Empowered Patient that tells the experience of actor Evan Handler and his advocacy for himself why hospitalized for 8 months.

Other stories that we don’t read about like the 4 moms who pulled their kids out of a Long Island hospital also show how advocating for your family may save lives.

We need to start learning about people who speak up and get action so we can begin to report on these stories. This is our measurement! If you work in health care and a patient has spoken up, and it made a difference, I want to hear from you! If you have advocated for yourself or a family member and it’s made a difference, tell me your story! Go to PULSE of NY and link to Share your Story.

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