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

Elder NC, Regan SL, Pallerla H, et al. Educating Seniors to Be Patient Safety Self-Advocates in Primary Care. J Patient Saf. 2008;4(2). doi:10.1097/pts.0b013e318175d806.

May 28, 2008
Elder NC, Regan SL, Pallerla H, et al. J Patient Saf. 2008;4(2).

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.