What the US healthcare system can learn from Ebola outbreak
Jeanine Thomas is a well-known patient advocate and active member of ProPublica's Patient Harm Facebook Community. But recently, she contributed in another forum: the World Health Organization. The WHO selected Thomas to serve on the ethics committee that recommended making experimental drugs available to Ebola patients in West Africa. Thomas was the sole patient representative on the international panel, which decided that offering experimental drugs is ethical if patients give fully informed consent and data are gathered to track the safety and effectiveness of the medications used.
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