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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.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
10 things your hospital won't tell you.
Kapadia R. Smart Money. October 2006;15:112-114.
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.
AUDIOVISUAL PRESENTATION
Can you read this drug label?
Gill L. Consumer Reports Health. June 2011.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
'Use only as directed' isn't easy.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. April 26, 2011:D1.
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.
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
2006 Update on Consumers' Views of Patient Safety and Quality Information. 
Kaiser Family Foundation, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2006.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Buying the wrong medicine overseas. 
Chase M. Wall Street Journal. August 16, 2005:D1.
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.
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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