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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. October 2012; AHRQ Publication # 01-0040d.
A list of quick tips and questions to aid anyone who is preparing for surgery.
Quick Tips--When Planning for Surgery.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2012. AHRQ Publication No. 01-0040d.
Your Medicine, Be Smart, Be Safe.
Patient Guide. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Bethesda, MD: National Council on Patient Information and Education; July 2015. AHRQ Publication No. 11-0049-A.
20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors.
Patient Fact Sheet. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 11-0089.
Speak Up Initiative.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission.
Twenty Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors in Children.
Patient Fact Sheet. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2002. AHRQ Publication No. 02-P034.
Association of health literacy with postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery.
Wright JP, Edwards GC, Goggins K, et al. JAMA Surg. 2018;153:137-142.
Validating domains of patient contextual factors essential to preventing contextual errors: a qualitative study conducted at Chicago area Veterans Health Administration sites.
Binns-Calvey AE, Malhiot A, Kostovich CT, et al. Acad Med. 2017;92:1287-1293.
All consumer medication information is not created equal: implications for medication safety.
Monkman H, Kushniruk AW. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;234:233-237.
Liquid medication errors and dosing tools: a randomized controlled experiment.
Yin HS, Parker RM, Sanders LM, et al. Pediatrics. 2016;138:e20160357.
Getting the wrong person's medicine at the pharmacy: easy steps consumers can take to help eliminate these errors.
ISMP Safe Medicine. July/August 2015;13:1-3.
Concepts for the development of a customizable checklist for use by patients.
Fernando RJ, Shapiro FE, Rosenberg NM, Bader AM, Urman RD. J Patient Saf. 2019;15:18-23.
Five Steps to Safer Health Care.
Patient Fact Sheet. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2014. AHRQ Publication No. 04-M005.
BeSafeRx: Know Your Online Pharmacy.
US Food and Drug Administration.
Speak Up video posters.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission; February 26, 2013.
Health Literacy Research: Current Status and Future Directions.
Paasche-Orlow MK, Wilson EAH, McCormack L, eds. J Health Comm. 2010;15(suppl 2):1-225.
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; 2010.
Patient engagement in patient safety: barriers and facilitators.
Scobie AC, Persaud DD. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. March/April 2010;7:42-47.
Predictors of misunderstanding pediatric liquid medication instructions.
Bailey SC, Pandit AU, Yin S, et al. Fam Med. 2009;41:715-721.
Out-of-hospital medication errors: a 6-year analysis of the national poison data system.
Shah K, Barker KA. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2009;18:1080-1085.
Taking Charge of Your Healthcare: Your Path to Being an Empowered Patient.
Chicago, IL: Consumers Advancing Patient Safety; 2009.
Guide for Developing a Community-Based Patient Safety Advisory Council.
Leonhardt K, Bonin K, Pagel P. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2008. AHRQ Publication Nos. 080048.
Questions Are the Answer.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Patient, protect thyself.
Szabo L. USA Today. February 5, 2007.
Prevent medication errors: a New Year's resolution: teaching patients about their medications.
Polzien G. Home Healthc Nurse. 2007;25:59-62.
To be safe, keep track of pills.
Foreman J. Los Angeles Times. September 4, 2006:F3.
PSNET: Patient Safety Network
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