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Health literacy and patient safety events.

Gardner LA. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. June 2016;13:58-65.

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Gardner LA. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. 2016;13(2):58-65.
| July 13, 2016

Insufficient health literacy is a known patient safety hazard. This article reviews incidents submitted to a state reporting initiative where insufficient patient understanding may have played a role in delayed or missed care and describes a program to encourage adoption of teach-back and other strategies to help patients better comprehend their health care instructions. A past PSNet perspective discussed the role of health literacy in patient safety.

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Gardner LA. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. June 2016;13:58-65.