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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Appropriate prescribing of medications: an eight-step approach.
Pollock M, Bazaldua OV, Dobbie AE. Am Fam Physician. 2007;75:231-236, 239-240.
Buying the wrong medicine overseas.
Chase M. Wall Street Journal. August 16, 2005:D1.
Prevent medication errors: a New Year's resolution: teaching patients about their medications.
Polzien G. Home Healthc Nurse. 2007;25:59-62.
To be safe, keep track of pills.
Foreman J. Los Angeles Times. September 4, 2006:F3.
Patient Education Pages.
Journal of Patient Safety.
The consumer: and now, a warning about labels.
Franklin D. New York Times. October 25, 2005:F1.
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.
Patient, protect thyself.
Szabo L. USA Today. February 5, 2007.
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.
Language barriers to prescriptions for patients with limited English proficiency: a survey of pharmacies.
Bradshaw M, Tomany-Korman S, Flores G. Pediatrics. 2007;120:e225-e235.
Health literacy, medication errors, and health outcomes: is there a relationship?
Warner A, Menachemi N, Brooks RG. Hosp Pharm. 2006;41:542-551.
A silent epidemic.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. February 20, 2007:HE01.
Health literacy—a quality and patient safety imperative.
Foubister V. Quality Matters. November/December 2006.
Engaging patients and family members in patient safety—the experience of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.
Wale JB, Moon RR. Psychiatr Q. Spring 2005;76:85-95.
Consumers Filling U.S. Prescriptions Abroad May Get the Wrong Active Ingredient Because of Confusing Drug Names.
FDA Public Health Advisory [US Food and Drug Administration Web site]. January 2006.
No minor mistake: doctor's error, your expense.
Smerd J. Workforce Management. June 11, 2007;1, 16-19.
2009 Older Adults' Knowledge About Medications That Can Impact Driving.
MacLennan PA, Owsley C, Rue LW III, McGwin G Jr. Washington, DC: American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety; August 2009.
Don't come back, hospitals say.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. June 7, 2011:D3.
Speak Up [brochures].
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission.
Simple strategies to avoid medication errors.
Jenkins RH, Vaida AJ. Fam Pract Manag. 2007;14:41-47.
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