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TO ERR

IS HUMAN

A PATIENT SAFETY DOCUMENTARY

THE #3 LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH

IN THE UNITED STATES

IS ITS OWN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

Bleed Out

Filmmaker and comedian Steve Burrows shares his investigation into the state of American health care after his mother's routine surgery left her in a coma with permanent brain damage. The cascading of errors that damaged his mother and lack of accountability mirror what so many experience of medical harm. 

“We have not even begun to recognize the country’s third leading cause of death: Medical care gone wrong.”

— DR. MARTY MAKARY

This documentary is offered on HBO.

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The Bleeding Edge

This eye-opening look at the fast-growing medical device industry reveals how the rush to innovate can lead to devastating consequences for patients. 

The film highlights four medical devices: the Essure, birth control device,  metal-on-metal hip implants, pelvic mesh, and the da Vinci surgical robot.

 

To read a blog by Amanda Dykeman and Amanda Russell, creators of the Essure movement, click below.