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Journal Article > Study
Assessing the effectiveness of engaging patients and their families in the three-step fall prevention process across modalities of an evidence-based fall prevention toolkit: an implementation science study.
Duckworth M, Adelman J, Belategui K, et al. J Med Internet Res. 2019;21:e10008.
Researchers sought to assess the effectiveness of a fall prevention toolkit in engaging patients and families in fall prevention. They used several different modalities to foster engagement including an electronic medical record version, a paper version, and a version displayed on the patient's bedside monitor. All three methods were effective.
Journal Article > Study
Pell JM, Mancuso M, Limon S, Oman K, Lin CT. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175:856-858.
In this study, allowing hospitalized patients to access their own medical records as a patient engagement strategy did not increase clinician workload or patient worry, but patients did not identify errors on their medication list or better understand discharge. Although enabling patient access to records in real-time did not have adverse effects, it did not appreciably improve patient safety in this modest sample.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. June 7, 2011:D3.
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Ted Eytan, MD, MS, MPH; October 2008
An elderly, non–English-speaking man with diabetes was admitted to the hospital twice in 8 days due to hypoglycemia. At discharge, the patient was instructed not to take any antidiabetic medications. In between hospitalizations, he saw his primary care physician, who restarted an antidiabetic medication.
Gibbs N, Bower A. Time Magazine. May 1, 2006.
This article takes an unusual look at the problem of medical errors: the perspective of physicians when they or a loved one is the patient. Even physicians well versed in the safety field find that they have relatively little control over the hospital environment and few ways to make their care safer. As the cover piece of Time magazine, this article is likely to generate considerable public discussion.