Most reporting systems for adverse medical events are concerned with collecting information for use by health care providers. The Empowered Patient Coalition survey is designed to answer questions that are important to patients. What procedures are associated with harm? What are the common factors patients see as leading to harm, and how do health care providers respond? This survey is a way for patients to report their experiences as they have lived it, and to know that their report will be counted and added to the voices of other people.
The survey is divided into sections covering various categories of medical adverse events. Answers in the categories can be as brief or as lengthy as you wish. Boxes simply can be checked but we encourage you to use the narrative boxes to share vital details, observations and suggestions. Those who prefer not to fill out a survey can click through and leave a full narrative in the space provided at the end.
If you have had more than one unrelated adverse event or hospitalization, we would appreciate it if you would fill out a separate survey for each event. Adverse events do not have to be recent - events can be reported from any time period.
Unless you explicitly give it to us, we do not collect your computer IP address, contact information, or location. Reports are tallied by state or province where that information is available, and data will be aggregated nationally. With the understanding that this is a voluntary survey with subjective information, we make our findings available at www.EmpoweredPatientCoalition.org.
Please click below to begin the survey and thank you for sharing your experiences.