I know that many of our colleagues in a variety of care and library settings are interested in health literacy, so I thought I'd share this review of current literature on the relationship between medication errors and literacy. The researchers found none, but encourage the field to continue studying the matter.
Warner A, Menachemi N, Brooks RG. Health literacy, medication errors, and health outcomes: is there a relationship? Hosp Pharm. 2006;41:542-551.
Does this present an opportunity for librarians to contribute to patient safety research?
Could be -
The effect of facility characteristics on patient safety, patient experience, and service availability for procedures in non–hospital-affiliated outpatient settings: a systematic review. - Berglas NF, Battistelli MF, Nicholson WK, Sobota M, Urman RD, Roberts SCM. PLoS ONE. 2018;13:e0190975.
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