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Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2018.
Patient engagement in the process of care is important to improve safety in primary care. This guide includes case studies and highlights handoffs, teach-back, tools to prepare patients for appointments, and brown-bag medication management as strategies to encourage patients and caregivers to participate in safety.
Journal Article > Study
Zayas-Cabán T, Dixon BE. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19(suppl 3):i61-i67.
The number of health information technology (IT) applications for patients is growing, as part of larger efforts to engage patients in safety efforts. This AHRQ study evaluates the role of human factors and ergonomics in the design and implementation of five IT applications intended for patients' home use. In some cases, failure to appreciate human factors engineering principles led to the applications not being used.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. September 29, 2010.
This trio of public service announcements promotes safe medication use, informed discharge, and family and friends as advocates in the hospital.
Clancy C. Navigating the Health Care System. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May 2010.
This video features Dr. Carolyn Clancy sharing tips with patients to encourage them to contribute to their safe medical care.
Tools/Toolkit > Toolkit
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2010. AHRQ Publication No. 10-0059.
This guide provides patients with information they need to care for themselves after leaving the hospital. The tool was developed based on findings from the AHRQ-funded initiative Project RED (Re-Engineered Discharge), which showed that patient-centered discharge planning can improve patient safety and reduce re-hospitalization rates.
Fitzpatrick C. Consumer Updates. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration. September 29, 2009.
This video for consumers shares tips to avoid medication errors through improved communication, medication information review, and dosage measurement.
Tools/Toolkit > Fact Sheet/FAQs
Clancy CM. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 1, 2009.
This column offers advice for consumers on what personal health and medical information to prepare before going to the emergency department.
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2008.
This tool provides a printable template and step-by-step instructions for patients to create a pill card, a visual reference for keeping track of medications.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Safety News. Show #60. February 2007.
This video segment shares recommendations for providers about safe prescribing of methadone for pain control, including heightened patient monitoring and encouraging patients to ask questions about how the drug will affect them.