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- Communication Improvement
- Education and Training 11
- Error Reporting and Analysis 3
- Human Factors Engineering 1
- Legal and Policy Approaches 2
- Quality Improvement Strategies 4
- Specialization of Care 1
- Teamwork 1
- Technologic Approaches 3
- Diagnostic Errors 1
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 1
- Identification Errors 2
- Medical Complications 3
- Medication Safety 7
Search results for "Health Literacy Improvement"
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- Health Literacy Improvement
Gardner LA. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. June 2016;13:58-65.
Insufficient health literacy is a known patient safety hazard. This article reviews incidents submitted to a state reporting initiative where insufficient patient understanding may have played a role in delayed or missed care and describes a program to encourage adoption of teach-back and other strategies to help patients better comprehend their health care instructions. A past PSNet perspective discussed the role of health literacy in patient safety.
Huff C. Hosp Health Netw. October 2011;85:34-35,37-38,2.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. April 26, 2011:D1.
This newspaper article reports on factors contributing to the increasing number of consumer medication errors, including low literacy and confusing instructions, and discusses steps being taken to prevent such errors.
Scobie AC, Persaud DD. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. March/April 2010;7:42-47.
This article reviews the literature and describes a framework for patient engagement in safety activities to enable greater patient awareness and participation in error prevention.
Chen PW. New York Times. April 2, 2009.
This newspaper article discusses the impact of limited health literacy on personal health and offers tips on how patients and medical professionals can address this challenge.
O'Reilly KB. American Medical News. November 19, 2007.
This article discusses the impact of health literacy on patient care and describes initiatives to improve patients' comprehension of informed consent for procedures as well as interactions with providers.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. February 20, 2007:HE01.
This article discusses problems associated with low health literacy and several efforts to address the issue.
Szabo L. USA Today. February 5, 2007.
This article suggests ways for patients to play a proactive and informed role in their own safe care. A video entitled "Things you should know before entering a hospital" accompanies the article.
Foubister V. Quality Matters. November/December 2006.
This article describes the concept of health literacy and efforts to measure and improve health literacy in the United States.
Foreman J. Los Angeles Times. September 4, 2006:F3.
This article describes what patients can do to minimize opportunities for medication error.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 1, 2006:1-2.
This article discusses one hospital's initiative to empower patients and their families to call for a rapid response team if they feel it is necessary.
Franklin D. New York Times. October 25, 2005:F1.
This article discusses an important health literacy and medication safety concern: the absence of standardization of colored warning labels applied to prescription bottles. Inconsistent messages, icons, and colors may cause confusion for consumers.
Briefings on Patient Safety. June 2005;6:1-3.
This article describes the Partnering for Patient Empowerment Through Community Awareness program, a model for utilizing libraries to educate consumers about their role in patient safety. Pointers for launching similar programs in other communities are provided.
CDC Vital Signs. August 23, 2016.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. June 7, 2011:D3.
Smerd J. Workforce Management. June 11, 2007;1, 16-19.
This article discusses the financial impact on employers when an employee is affected by medical error.
Brody JE. New York Times. January 2, 2007:F7.
This article discusses some common medication errors that consumers can avoid by asking the right questions and being familiar with prescriptions and the proper directions for taking them.
Kapadia R. Smart Money. October 2006;15:112-114.
This article provides tips for consumers to help keep their hospital care as safe and hassle-free as possible.
Lunzer Kritz F. Woman's Day. November 15, 2005;69:42,46,48.
This article reports on several medical technologies and procedures designed to enhance patient safety and provides suggestions on how consumer awareness can facilitate their safety.
Chase M. Wall Street Journal. August 16, 2005:D1.
This article reports that in other countries, some medications have the same brand name as U.S. medications but contain completely different ingredients, often for treatment of different conditions. To avoid mix-ups, the article cautions against purchasing prescription medications abroad.