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- Device-related Complications 1
- Diagnostic Errors 1
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 2
- Identification Errors 1
- Medical Complications 1
- Medication Safety 9
- Nonsurgical Procedural Complications 1
- Psychological and Social Complications 1
- Surgical Complications 1
- Family Members and Caregivers 1
- Health Care Executives and Administrators 15
- Health Care Providers 22
- Non-Health Care Professionals 12
- Patients 9
Search results for "Health Literacy Improvement"
- Health Literacy Improvement
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2018. ISBN: 9780309474290.
Health literacy affects patients' ability to comprehend information about their health and participate effectively with clinicians to ensure their care is safe, appropriate, and effective. This workshop report summarizes discussions about health literacy programs and provides case studies of health organizations that have adopted such programs. A PSNet perspective discusses the intersection of patient safety and health literacy.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press: 2017. ISBN: 9780309461856.
Patient health literacy is a known challenge in health care safety. This publication reports on results of a multidisciplinary workshop that explored health literacy improvement strategies and tools to enhance the clarity of labels, patient instructions, and decision aids to support safe medication use.
Alper J; Roundtable on Health Literacy; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; 2015. ISBN: 9780309371544.
Efforts to develop patients' ability to understand health information and follow treatment recommendations can enhance medication safety and engage patients in their care. The Institute of Medicine highlighted health literacy as a safety concern in 2004. This report summarizes the findings of a workshop convened to assess progress in this field and to discuss local, national, and international strategies to advance health literacy improvement.
Hernandez LM; Roundtable on Health Literacy; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2012. ISBN: 9780309256810.
This report details the results of a workshop on health literacy in health care organizations.
Berkman ND, Sheridan SL, Donahue KE, et al. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 199. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 11-E006.
This evidence report updates a 2004 study to reveal how health literacy affects health outcomes.
Vancheri C; Roundtable on Health Literacy; Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2010. ISBN-10: 0309159318.
This publication summarizes the content delivered at a workshop discussing the FDA's Safe Use Initiative and other medication label improvement programs.
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; 2010.
This report reveals how hospitals can improve communication, cultural competency, and patient-centeredness to enhance patient experience of care.
Washington, DC: United States Department of Health and Human Services; 2010.
Barrett SE, Puryear JS, Westpheling K. New York, NY: The Commonwealth Fund; January 2008.
This report describes tactics for clear communication with patients in primary care practices and provides recommendations to improve health literacy.
Abrams MA, Hung LL, Kashuba AB, Schwartzberg JG, Sokol PE, Vergara KC. Chicago, IL: American Medical Foundation and American Medical Association; 2007. ISBN: 9781579479886.
This monograph provides background on how health literacy affects patient safety and shares strategies and tools for physicians to address the issue in their office practice.
Weiss BD. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association Foundation and American Medical Association; 2007.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; 2007.
Low health literacy is a recognized patient safety problem. Prior research has demonstrated that patients with impaired health literacy have difficulty comprehending prescription instructions and warnings. This Joint Commission report, developed by an expert panel, contains specific recommendations for improving provider–patient communication, in order to ameliorate the problem of low health literacy as much as possible. The report recommends that organizations establish communication as a patient safety priority and calls for financial support for patient-centered care initiatives.
The Health Literacy of America's Adults: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy.
Kutner M, Greenberg E, Jin Y, Paulsen C. US Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics; September 2006. Report No: NCES 2006-483.
This report provides an assessment of health literacy data analyzed for different demographic characteristics.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Rockville, MD: 2005.
Part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) consumer education campaign, this booklet provides tips for patients on how to identify and receive quality health care. An audio podcast featuring AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy, MD, introduces the resource.
Nielsen-Bohlman L, Panzer AM, Kindig DA, eds. Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences; 2004.
This report examines the emerging field of health literacy by discussing promotional strategies to raise awareness and by identifying key organizations to foster research, guide policy development, and drive improvement efforts.
Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians; 2017.
Patient safety in the ambulatory setting is gaining traction as a focus for research, intervention, and policy. This position paper highlights seven recommendations to address patient safety challenges in the ambulatory environment, including enhancing patient health literacy, utilizing team-based care models, and establishing a national effort to reduce patient harm across all settings of health care.
Alper J, Hernandez LM; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; December 2014. ISBN: 9780309307383.
Poor health literacy has been identified as an important threat to patient safety, particularly through potentially contributing to adverse drug events. This workshop report reveals how health literacy affects patients' abilities to follow discharge instructions and makes recommendations to improve after-visit summaries to augment patient understanding of directions.
Hewitt M, Hernandez LM; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2014. ISBN: 9780309303651.
Health literacy can affect patients' ability to understand directions, ask good questions, and participate in care. Framing health literacy as a public health challenge, this report describes efforts to address it in three states and explores implementation and research to improve it across the United States.
London, UK: Care Quality Commission; October 2009. CQC-039-500-ESP-102009. ISBN: 9781845622442.
This report analyzed how medication information is shared among UK practices and patients after a hospital stay and found that 81% of general practices thought that patient information given to them from hospitals was incomplete or inaccurate.
Thinking Outside the Pillbox: A System-wide Approach to Improving Patient Medication Adherence for Chronic Disease.
Cambridge, MA: New England Healthcare Institute; August 12, 2009.