WHAT WE DO

APRA is dedicated to advocating for patient rights to safe, fair, transparent health care and finding solutions to preventable patient harm.

In addition, APRA; 
  • exposes organizations and institutions whose goods or services, actions or in-actions place patients at needless risk of undue harm 
  • reveals operations and procedures, tests and imaging, equipment, medications, practices and health insurance plans that place patients at needless risk of undue harm
  • provides information, tools and resources that can empower and help healthcare consumers to protect themselves and their families from being harmed, either physically or financially, by our medical, health insurance and pharmaceutical industries 
  • develops demand side solutions to reduce patient harm and improve patient safety 
  • facilitates communications between doctors, hospitals and patients to improve patent safety  
  • supports doctors, nurses, other medical workers and medical facilities who do the right thing with respect to reducing patient harm and improving patient safety 

APRA also provides: 
  • information and tools that can help if a patient experiences harm 
  • information about how to successfully resolve issues with hospitals, doctors, insurers, nursing homes, etc.
  • a platform by which people can learn about and discuss medical issues and experiences
  • a voice in advocacy of the right of patients to receive safe, fair, transparent health care

APRA recognizes and celebrates those individuals, organizations and institutions making health care safer or more fair for patients.

APRA's website is an aggregator and purveyor of news and information pertinent to our mission. We sort through the most respected sources to bring the latest news and information on safety, fairness and transparency in healthcare to our members in a concise, easy to read format. We compile, curate, organize and condense all that is important, keeping the material simple and straight-forward so that readers can quickly access the news and information that matters the most to them.

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