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Journal Article > Review
Harrison MB, Keeping-Burke L, Godfrey CM, et al. Int J Evid Based Healthc. 2013;11:148-160.
Special or Theme Issue
Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19(suppl 3):i1-i79.
This special issue contains articles discussing human factors and ergonomics in health care simulation, information technology use, hospitals, and home care to reveal opportunities for safety improvement.
Journal Article > Study
Lokker N, Sanders L, Perrin EM, et al. Pediatrics. 2009;123:1464-1471.
The US Food and Drug Administration discourages the use of over-the-counter cold medications in children younger than 2 years. Despite this, most parents in this study thought such medications were entirely appropriate for their infants, and appeared to be unduly influenced by the product labeling and graphics. Prior research has identified low health literacy as a prominent risk factor for misinterpreting prescription drug labels. This study also found that limited numeracy (the ability to apply arithmetic operations to everyday tasks) was a risk factor for incorrectly interpreting the product labeling. A prior trial used pictorial displays to explain medication dosing in children and resulted in fewer errors and improved adherence.
Journal Article > Commentary
Newfield JS. Home Health Care Manage Pract. 2007;19:137-139.
The author discusses disclosure and "sympathy" laws in various states, how they allow for apology by protecting providers, and how these laws relate to home care providers.
Journal Article > Study
Fialová D, Topinková E, Gambassi G, et al. JAMA 2005;293:1348-1358.
This retrospective cross-sectional study of nearly 3000 elderly patients aimed to estimate the prevalence of inappropriate medication use. Investigators studied participants from several European cities and found that nearly 20% used at least one inappropriate medication. Discussion includes a detailed table comparing three different criteria systems for identifying inappropriate medications in the elderly as well as comparisons of the findings in this study with those in the United States. The authors also describe noted regional differences within European cities and report a number of factors associated with inappropriate use, including poor economic situation, polypharmacy, and depression. They authors call for greater regulatory measures and uniformity within the European Union to improve prescribing habits for the elderly.