Health literacy in primary care practice.
Hersh L, Salzman B, Snyderman D. Am Fam Physician. 2015;92:118-124.
Limited health literacy can lead to patients misunderstanding care instructions. This commentary discusses organizational and individual strategies for primary care practices to help ensure patients can understand and act on the information they are given regarding their care, including avoiding the use of medical jargon, employing visual aids, and providing written information at a fifth- to sixth-grade reading level.
A steep increase in domestic fatal medication errors with use of alcohol and/or street drugs.
Phillips DP, Barker GEC, Eguchi MM. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168:1561-1566.
Preliminary assessment of pediatric health care quality and patient safety in the United States using readily available administrative data.
McDonald KM, Davies SM, Haberland CA, et al. Pediatrics. 2008;122:e416-e425.
Medication error death rate up 500 percent.
Spiesel S, Chadwick A. "Day to Day." National Public Radio. August 27, 2008.
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Kistler CE, Walter LC, Mitchell CM, Sloane PD. Arch Intern Med. 2010;170:1480-1487.