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Medical Malpractice Resources

Online Resources for Victims of Medical Malpractice

O'Brien Batten & Kirtley, PLLC represents victims of medical malpractice in Lexington and throughout eastern Kentucky. For your convenience, we have compiled the following list of online resources, which provide valuable information for medical malpractice victims as well as general consumers. If you or a loved one has suffered harm as the result of a health care provider's oversight or mistake, please contact our office in Lexington for a free initial consultation.

National Patient Safety Foundation – The NPSF website provides resources for patients and consumers, including information on wrong-site surgery, medication errors, health care-acquired infections, falls, readmissions, and diagnostic errors.

Joint Commission for International Patient Safety – The Joint Commission is a nonprofit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States. Its website provides guides, videos, and literature for patients and the general public.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – The CDC website provides information on detecting and investigating health problems, promoting healthy behaviors, and preventing disease, injury, and disability.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – The CMS website offers Medicaid and CHIP program information, state resources, and links to regulations and standards governing the health care industry.

Medicare – The federal government's official Medicare website provides information on facilities and doctors, preventative health measures, drug and health plans, and other aspects of the Medicare program.

Partnership for Patients – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the CMS formed Partnership for Patients to improve the quality, safety, and affordability of health care, recognizing that "an alarming number of patients are harmed by medical mistakes in the health care system and far too many die prematurely as a result."

ECRI Institute – The ECRI Institute is a nonprofit organization working to help improve patient care. Its website offers numerous resources and guides to educate patients, including a Comparative Effectiveness Resource Center and Patient Safety Center.

Medical Malpractice News – Medical News Today (MNT) provides the latest litigation and medical malpractice research from prestigious universities and journals throughout the world.

World Health Organization – The WHO website provides an alphabetical list of diseases, conditions, and other health topics with links to a description of the topic and any WHO projects, initiatives, and activities related to the topic.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – AHRQ's website provides information on how to choose quality health care, navigate the health care system, understand diseases and medical conditions, and how to stay healthy.