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Perspectives on Safety > Interview
Health Literacy and Safety, February-March 2009
Dean Schillinger, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco, Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, and Chief of the California Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. His role as a practicing clinician at a safety net hospital (San Francisco General Hospital) has put him in a unique position to pursue influential and relevant research related to health literacy and improving care for vulnerable populations.
Wisc Med J. 2006:105;1-86.
This special issue includes articles on programs and initiatives to improve the safety of health care. It also includes proceedings from a 2006 Wisconsin conference on patient safety.
Journal Article > Commentary
Making inpatient medication reconciliation patient centered, clinically relevant and implementable: a consensus statement on key principles and necessary first steps.
Greenwald JL, Halasyamani L, Greene J, et al. J Hosp Med. 2010;5:477-485.
A National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) since 2005, medication reconciliation involves verifying medications and dosages as well as documenting and explaining medication changes. Medication reconciliation has been notoriously difficult to accomplish in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The Joint Commission currently does not evaluate medication reconciliation in accreditation surveys. This consensus statement, endorsed by The Joint Commission and other major professional societies, calls for recasting medication reconciliation in a patient-centered, patient safety–oriented fashion. Several key steps to develop effective and usable reconciliation tools include multidisciplinary involvement with clear roles among clinicians, patient-centered measurement strategies, and rigorous study and dissemination of implementation strategies. The findings of this consensus group will be used in the revised medication reconciliation NPSG, which will be issued in 2011.