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.
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.
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.
Quality & Safety Research Group.
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine.
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.
Consumer Guide to Adverse Health Events.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health; January 2009.
Help your patient "get" what you just said: a health literacy guide.
Roett MA, Wessel L. J Fam Pract. 2012;61:190-196.
"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.
Library-hospital pairing empowers patients, improves safety.
Briefings on Patient Safety. June 2005;6:1-3.
Empowered Patient Coalition.
Forster A. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. December 2004.
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.
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