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DPC Joins the Partnership for Patients

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  • DPC Joins the Partnership for Patients

    In June, DPC (Dialysis Patient Citizens) joined a new patient safety initiative called the Partnership for Patients. The new program is a public-private partnership aimed at improving the quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans. The Partnership is a collaboration between federal and state governments, hospitals, employers, physicians, nurses and patient advocates to make hospital care safer and more reliable for patients.

    The new Partnership set goals to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions by 40% and to decrease hospital readmissions by 20% by the end of 2013. This translates to approximately 1.8 million fewer injuries to patients and more than 60,000 lives saved due to the reduction in conditions acquired in hospitals. Additionally, more than 1.6 million patients will recover from illness without requiring re-hospitalizations within 30 days of hospital discharge.

    As a patient education and advocacy group committed to improving patient safety, DPC is encouraged that the government and health care professionals across the country have come together to focus on such an important issue. We will be working with the Partnership to raise public awareness and provide information, tools and resources to help patients engage their providers to implement practices that make care safer for everyone.
    I received the GIFT OF LIFE on Nov 9, 2010 thanks to my wonderful donor Laura and her family!

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    Re: DPC Joins the Partnership for Patients

    That's good info.
    Stage 3 (GFR 35) & Diabetes.