Health Literacy and Patient Safety

This posting comes from the Health Literacy Listserv – 3/3/09, submitted by Julie Esparza…

The latest issue of AHRQ WebM&M in the Perspectives in Safety section has some commentary on Health Literacy and Patient Safety.

Some of you may be interested in listening to this discussion online. There is also written transcript of both conversations.

In Conversation with…Dean Schillinger, MD
Editor’s note: Dean Schillinger, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco, Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, and Chief of the California Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. His role as a practicing clinician at a safety net hospital (San Francisco General Hospital) has put him in a unique position to pursue influential and relevant research related to health literacy and improving care for vulnerable populations.

The Role of Health Literacy in Patient Safety
by Michael S. Wolf, PhD, MPH; Stacy Cooper Bailey, MPH

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Julie Esparza, AHIP
Clinical Medical Librarian
LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport, LA

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