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Can patients be part of the solution? Views on their role in preventing medical errors.

Hibbard JH, Peters E, Slovic P, et al. Can patients be part of the solution? Views on their role in preventing medical errors. Med Care Res Rev. 2005;62(5):601-16.

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October 12, 2005
Hibbard JH, Peters E, Slovic P, et al. Med Care Res Rev. 2005;62(5):601-16.

This AHRQ-funded study conducted interviews with nearly 200 participants to assess their likelihood of engaging in preventive actions to avoid medical errors. The 14 preventive actions discussed were from a list generated by an AHRQ publication as well as from focus groups conducted by CMS. The investigators discovered significant variability in both the perceived effectiveness of a given action and the likelihood of taking that action. The authors advocate for greater attention to educating patients about their own safety, along with broader safety issues.

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Hibbard JH, Peters E, Slovic P, et al. Can patients be part of the solution? Views on their role in preventing medical errors. Med Care Res Rev. 2005;62(5):601-16.