​​AMERICAN PATIENT RIGHTS ASSOCIATION 

     SERVE - INFORM - EMPOWER 
FIGHTING FOR SAFE AND FAIR HEALTH CARE
​​AMERICAN PATIENT RIGHTS ASSOCIATION is an independent, nonprofit consumer organization [501(c)(3)] advocating for reduced patient harm and the right of consumers to receive safe, fair and transparent health care.  APRA is not owned, operated or influenced by any medical, pharmaceutical or health insurance organization or association. 

OUR PURPOSE
Our medical system is broken. Hundreds of thousands of people are needlessly being killed and millions more injured every year by an epidemic of preventable medical errors*, medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcy, and yet most people are unaware of these threats to their well-being, local media companies are unwilling to investigate or warn the public and hospitals and other medical facilities are unwilling to be transparent, take responsibility or make meaningful change. 

​APRA was established to:
  • provide a voice for healthcare consumers
  • be a change agent for our health care system   
  • provide information and tools which can help people protect themselves and their families from physical and financial harm due to their health care 
  • promote and facilitate dialogues between communities and their local hospitals
  • fight for reduced patient harm.    ​

OUR MISSION STATEMENT 
To provide the leadership, education and advocacy for the right of health-care consumers to receive safe, fair and transparent medical services and goods. 

OUR GOAL
To save lives and reduce the cost of health care.

OUR VISION

Medical care for all that is free of preventable harm. 

OUR MOTTOS
 Patients FirstTM   Patient PowerTM   

OUR BOARD

FOUNDERS STATEMENT


* Dr. Peter Pronovost, Johns Hopkins Medicine Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality, is one of the nation’s leading advocates for patient safety.  During his keynote address, Pronovost explained that “… medical errors and preventable patient harm is the third leading cause of death in the United States and contributes to an estimated $800 billion—one third of all health care costs—spent each year on unneeded or inefficiently delivered care.”

DISCLAIMER
The information provided in this website is not intended as medical advice of any kind. Always seek the advice of a medical professional for any health related matter. Members of APRA and other visitors to this website use the content and information provided herein at their own risk and American Patient Rights Association, Inc., its' officers, directors, advisers, employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors, accept no liability of any kind. Postings and opinions expressed on this website are the sole expression or opinion of the individual posting and not of American Patient Rights Association, Inc., its' officers, directors, advisers, employees, agents, consultants, subcontractors or any other contributor.
 

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