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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Study

The impacts of using community health volunteers to coach medication safety behaviors among rural elders with chronic illnesses.

Wang C-J, Fetzer SJ, Yang Y-C, et al. Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.). 2013;34:138-45.

The use of trained community volunteers resulted in improved medication safety knowledge and behaviors among elderly patients with chronic illness in a rural area. This study is notable as there is very little research on methods to augment patient safety in ambulatory care outside of urban settings.