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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2017.
Medication safety is a global health care concern. This workshop proceedings report highlights expert opinion on how to improve the clarity of medication information and the way it is communicated to patients. Panelists focused on elements of the process such as the patient experience, health literacy, medication instructions, and design of medication packaging.
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.