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Health Literacy Improvement
PATIENT SAFETY PRIMERS
Individuals' ability to find, process, and comprehend the basic health information necessary to act on medical instructions and make decisions about their health...
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Don't come back, hospitals say.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. June 7, 2011:D3.
Older patients' understanding of emergency department discharge information and its relationship with adverse outcomes.
Hastings SN, Barrett A, Weinberger M, et al. J Patient Saf. 2011;7:19-25.
Patient, protect thyself.
Szabo L. USA Today. February 5, 2007.
10 things your hospital won't tell you.
Kapadia R. Smart Money. October 2006;15:112-114.
Implementation of an electronic system for medication reconciliation.
Kramer JS, Hopkins PJ, Rosendale JC, et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2007;64:404-422.
Quality & Safety Research Group.
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine.
Rapid response team activation by patients can mitigate errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 1, 2006:1-2.
Help your patient "get" what you just said: a health literacy guide.
Roett MA, Wessel L. J Fam Pract. 2012;61:190-196.
Consumer Guide to Adverse Health Events.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health; January 2009.
Parental misinterpretations of over-the-counter pediatric cough and cold medication labels.
Lokker N, Sanders L, Perrin EM, et al. Pediatrics. 2009;123:1464-1471.
Preventing Medication Errors: Quality Chasm Series.
Committee on Identifying and Preventing Medication Errors, Aspden P, Wolcott J, Bootman JL, Cronenwett LR, eds. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2007.
Schillinger D. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. March 2004.
Does your patient really understand?
Huff C. Hosp Health Netw. October 2011;85:34-35,37-38,2.
To protect against drug errors, ask questions.
Brody JE. New York Times. January 2, 2007:F7.
Risk of unintentional overdose with non-prescription acetaminophen products.
Wolf MS, King J, Jacobson K, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27:1587-1593.
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; 2010.
Library-hospital pairing empowers patients, improves safety.
Briefings on Patient Safety. June 2005;6:1-3.
"Sign right here and you're good to go": a content analysis of audiotaped emergency department discharge instructions.
Vashi A, Rhodes KV. Ann Emerg Med. 2011;57:315-322.e1.
Forster A. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. December 2004.
Acute care patients discuss the patient role in patient safety.
Rathert C, Huddleston N, Pak Y. Health Care Manage Rev. 2011;36:134-144.
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