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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.
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.
Rapid response team activation by patients can mitigate errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 1, 2006:1-2.
Quality & Safety Research Group.
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine.
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.
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.
'Use only as directed' isn't easy.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. April 26, 2011:D1.
Can you read this drug label?
Gill L. Consumer Reports Health. June 2011.
Acute care patients discuss the patient role in patient safety.
Rathert C, Huddleston N, Pak Y. Health Care Manage Rev. 2011;36:134-144.
Health literacy—a quality and patient safety imperative.
Foubister V. Quality Matters. November/December 2006.
Prevent medication errors: a New Year's resolution: teaching patients about their medications.
Polzien G. Home Healthc Nurse. 2007;25:59-62.
How to Make an Emergency Department Visit a Safe One.
Clancy CM. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 1, 2009.
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.
Health literacy and communication quality in health care organizations.
Wynia MK, Osborn CY. J Health Commun. 2010;15(suppl 2):102-115.
The Patient's Guide to Preventing Medical Errors.
Berntsen KJ. Westport, CT: Praeger; 2004. ISBN: 0275982300.
Appropriate prescribing of medications: an eight-step approach.
Pollock M, Bazaldua OV, Dobbie AE. Am Fam Physician. 2007;75:231-236, 239-240.
A silent epidemic.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. February 20, 2007:HE01.
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