Please read these quick posts being submitted in real time from an event today.
Contains much important (to me) info on what’s going on to improve healthcare. Every e-patient advocate should be aware of this, I think. For instance I never heard of the 1999 report “To Err Is Human,” which it seems we should be citing in spades. It amplifies one message in Chapter 2 of the e-patient white paper:
We have overestimated the hazards of imperfect online health information. … We can only conclude, tentatively, that adopting the traditional passive patient role … may be considerably more dangerous than attempting to learn about one’s medical condition on the Internet.