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NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Don't come back, hospitals say.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. June 7, 2011:D3.
STUDY
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.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Rapid response team activation by patients can mitigate errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 1, 2006:1-2.
MULTI-USE WEBSITE
Quality & Safety Research Group.
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine.
STUDY
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.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Patient, protect thyself.
Szabo L. USA Today. February 5, 2007.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
10 things your hospital won't tell you.
Kapadia R. Smart Money. October 2006;15:112-114.
STUDY
What did the doctor say? Health literacy and recall of medical instructions.
McCarthy DM, Waite KR, Curtis LM, Engel KG, Baker DW, Wolf MS. Med Care. 2012;50:277-282.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
'Use only as directed' isn't easy.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. April 26, 2011:D1.
AUDIOVISUAL PRESENTATION
Can you read this drug label?
Gill L. Consumer Reports Health. June 2011.
STUDY
Acute care patients discuss the patient role in patient safety.
Rathert C, Huddleston N, Pak Y. Health Care Manage Rev. 2011;36:134-144.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Health literacy—a quality and patient safety imperative.
Foubister V. Quality Matters. November/December 2006.
FACT SHEET/FAQS
How to Make an Emergency Department Visit a Safe One.
Clancy CM. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 1, 2009.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Buying the wrong medicine overseas. 
Chase M. Wall Street Journal. August 16, 2005:D1.
SPECIAL OR THEME ISSUE
Language Barriers in Health Care.
Saha S, Fernandez A, eds. J Gen Intern Med. 2007;22(suppl 2):277-372. 
STUDY
Health literacy and communication quality in health care organizations.
Wynia MK, Osborn CY. J Health Commun. 2010;15(suppl 2):102-115.
BOOK/REPORT
The Patient's Guide to Preventing Medical Errors.
Berntsen KJ. Westport, CT: Praeger; 2004. ISBN: 0275982300.
COMMENTARY
Appropriate prescribing of medications: an eight-step approach.
Pollock M, Bazaldua OV, Dobbie AE. Am Fam Physician. 2007;75:231-236, 239-240.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
A silent epidemic.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. February 20, 2007:HE01.
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