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FDA Consumer Health Information. Rockville, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; November 10, 2008.
This Web site shares tips for consumers to help ensure safe use of medications.
Medication errors resulting from confusion between risperidone (Risperdal) and ropinirole (Requip).
MedWatch Safety Alert, FDA Drug Safety Communication. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; June 13, 2011.
Consumers Filling U.S. Prescriptions Abroad May Get the Wrong Active Ingredient Because of Confusing Drug Names.
FDA Public Health Advisory [US Food and Drug Administration Web site]. January 2006.
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.
Implementation of an electronic system for medication reconciliation.
Kramer JS, Hopkins PJ, Rosendale JC, et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2007;64:404-422.
Appropriate prescribing of medications: an eight-step approach.
Pollock M, Bazaldua OV, Dobbie AE. Am Fam Physician. 2007;75:231-236, 239-240.
Preventing Medication Errors: Quality Chasm Series.
Committee on Identifying and Preventing Medication Errors, Aspden P, Wolcott J, Bootman JL, Cronenwett LR, eds. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2007.
Quality & Safety Research Group.
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine.
IOM panel reviews lessons for medication safety.
Young D. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2005;62:1340-1342.
Liquid medication errors and dosing tools: a randomized controlled experiment.
Yin HS, Parker RM, Sanders LM, et al. Pediatrics. 2016;138:e20160357.
Making health care safer. Think sepsis. Time matters.
CDC Vital Signs. August 23, 2016.
An acetaminophen icon helps reduce medication decision errors in an experimental setting.
Shiffman S, Cotton H, Jessurun C, Rohay JM, Sembower MA. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2016;56:495-503.
Effect of pharmacist counseling intervention on health care utilization following hospital discharge: a randomized control trial.
Bell SP, Schnipper JL, Goggins K, et al; Pharmacist Intervention for Low Literacy in Cardiovascular Disease (PILL-CVD) Study Group. J Gen Intern Med. 2016;31:470-477.
Speak Up [brochures].
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission.
Quick Tips--When Planning for Surgery.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2012. AHRQ Publication No. 01-0040d.
Patients' attitudes towards patient involvement in safety interventions: results of two exploratory studies.
Davis RE, Sevdalis N, Pinto A, Darzi A, Vincent CA. Health Expect. 2013;16:e164-e176.
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.
Don't come back, hospitals say.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. June 7, 2011:D3.
Can you read this drug label?
Gill L. Consumer Reports Health. June 2011.
The Safe Use Initiative and Health Literacy: Workshop Summary.
Vancheri C; Roundtable on Health Literacy; Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2010. ISBN-10: 0309159318.
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; 2010.
Empowered Patient Coalition.
How to Make an Emergency Department Visit a Safe One.
Clancy CM. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 1, 2009.
Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, August 2010. AHRQ Publication No. 09-0086-C.
Taking Charge of Your Healthcare: Your Path to Being an Empowered Patient.
Chicago, IL: Consumers Advancing Patient Safety; 2009.
PSNET: Patient Safety Network
PSNet is produced for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality by a team of editors at the University of California, San Francisco with guidance from a prominent Technical Expert/Advisory Panel. The AHRQ PSNet site was designed and implemented by Silverchair.
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