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Frampton S, Guastello S, Brady C, et al. Derby, CT: Planetree; Camden, ME: Picker Institute; 2008.
This guide contains comprehensive information about best practices and implementation tools to help health care facilities build a culture of patient-centered 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.
Golden, CO: HealthGrades Inc.; May 2012.
This report used Medicare hospitalization data from 2008–2010 to explore correlations between patient–provider communication and patient safety in high-performing hospitals in the United States.
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.
Osei-Anto A, Joshi M, Audet AJ, Berman A, Jencks SF. New York, NY: The Commonwealth Fund, The John Hartford Foundation, Health Research and Educational Trust; January 25, 2010.
This guide introduces strategies for hospital managers to prevent avoidable readmissions.
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.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; November 2008.
The quality of care delivered at US hospitals continues to improve, according to data gathered by the Joint Commission from nearly 1,500 institutions. Hospitals improved their provision of evidence-based care for patients with heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and pneumonia, and also improved at prevention of health care–associated infections in surgical patients. As in the 2007 report, adherence to the National Patient Safety Goals was more mixed. Although performance improved in some areas (including medication reconciliation and eliminating "do not use" abbreviations), many hospitals do not systematically perform time outs prior to procedures, or have reliable mechanisms for communicating critical test results.
Gawande A. New York, NY: Metropolitan Books; 2007. ISBN: 0805082115.
Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2006.
This report contains recommendations from a panel of experts convened to determine best practices for improving the safety of insulin use.