Journal Article
Study

Educating seniors to be patient safety self-advocates in primary care.

Elder NC, Regan SL, Pallerla H, et al. Journal of Patient Safety. 2008;4.

This study describes the impact of a pilot intervention focused on educating and improving the capacity of elderly patients to communicate with their health care providers. The authors found that the time-intensive effort can improve patients' self-reported behaviors and their safety knowledge.