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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.
The Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors.
This Web site provides medication safety information for consumers, including a list to help patients keep track of their medications.
Journal Article > Study
Engaging patients and family members in patient safety—the experience of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.
Wale JB, Moon RR. Psychiatr Q. Spring 2005;76:85-95.
The article outlines initiatives undertaken by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation to encourage patient and family member involvement in the safety of mental health services.
Tools/Toolkit > Fact Sheet/FAQs
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2001. AHRQ Publication No. 01-0017.
A brief presentation of "pearls" to allow consumers to take an active role in preventing medical errors.
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2000. AHRQ Publication No. 01-0004.
This guide offers information and resources to allow consumers to understand quality health care. The site is organized to read page by page or to immediately browse to specific sections. Content areas include health care quality, quality measurement and tools, health care decision making, clinical trials, and a directory of resources.
Journal Article > Study
Liquid medication dosing errors by Hispanic parents: role of health literacy and English proficiency.
Harris LM, Dreyer BP, Mendelsohn AL, et al. Acad Pediatr. 2017;17:403-410.
Correctly dosing liquid medications for children can be challenging for caregivers with limited health literacy. This cross-sectional analysis found that parents with limited English proficiency and health literacy were more likely to make dosing errors with liquid medications. These results affirm the need to redesign medication labels and dosing aids to promote safe use.
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.