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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MacLennan PA, Owsley C, Rue LW III, McGwin G Jr. Washington, DC: American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety; August 2009.
This report provides results of a survey about older adults' awareness of common medications that may impair the ability to drive.
Bunting RF Jr, Schukman J, Wong WB. Washington, DC: Atlantic Information Services, Inc.; 2009. ISBN: 1933801557.
This biannually updated publication and companion CD provide detailed health care risk management strategies and tools to reduce adverse events.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health; January 2009.
This report provides background on the Minnesota Never Events reporting initiative, tips for patients on how to receive the safest care possible, and a table of events reported by all hospitals in the state.
Committee on Identifying and Preventing Medication Errors, Aspden P, Wolcott J, Bootman JL, Cronenwett LR, eds. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2007.
A major report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on medication errors suggests that, despite all the progress in patient safety since To Err is Human, medication errors remain extremely common, and the health care system can do much more to prevent them. Among the startling statistics from this report: more than 1.5 million Americans are injured every year in American hospitals, and the average hospitalized patient experiences at least one medication error each day. The report emphasizes actions that health care systems, providers, funders, and regulators can take to improve medication safety. These actions include having all US prescriptions written and dispensed electronically by 2010, more widespread use of medication reconciliation, and additional research on drug errors and how to prevent them. Importantly, the report also emphasizes actions that patients can take to prevent medication errors, such as maintaining active medication lists and bringing their medications to appointments. Support for the IOM report came from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Wu HW, Nishimi RY, Page-Lopez CM, Kizer KW. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2005.
In the 2003 report Safe Practices for Better Healthcare, the National Quality Forum (NQF) recommended 30 practices, one of which emphasized improved communication in the informed consent process. This report builds on that safe practice endorsement by summarizing strategies for rapid and widespread adoption. The report describes experiences from four hospitals that successfully implemented the practice and discusses common barriers and solutions involved. Recommendations are provided to guide health care organizations still striving to meet the requirement for an effective informed consent process.
Berntsen KJ. Westport, CT: Praeger; 2004. ISBN: 0275982300.
The author provides an introduction to issues affecting safety in health care for a consumer audience. The text is interspersed with relevant stories from patients and tips to minimize opportunities for failure.