Navigation Links
New AHRQ Tools Help Pharmacies Better Serve Patients With Limited Health Literacy
Date:10/30/2007

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality today announced two new tools to help pharmacies provide better quality services to people with limited health literacy. The tools are titled, Is Our Pharmacy Meeting Patients' Needs? A Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool User's Guide and Strategies to Improve Communication between Pharmacy Staff and Patients: A Training Program for Pharmacy Staff.

Studies have found that people with limited health literacy are 12 to 18 times more likely to be unable to identify their own medications and distinguish them from one another than people who are more health literate. They also have difficulty understanding simple instructions, such as taking a medication every 6 hours, or how their medications work. People with limited health literacy also are less likely to understand potential side effects and more likely to misinterpret drug warning labels.

"Ensuring that people with limited health literacy understand how to take their medications safely is key to improving the quality of health care and reducing medical errors," said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "Pharmacists play an important role in this effort, and these new tools will help them help their patients."

The tools resulted from a study that was co-funded by AHRQ and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and were developed under contract by Emory University.

The pharmacy assessment tool can help raise pharmacy staff awareness of health literacy issues, detect barriers that may prevent individuals with limited literacy skills from using and understanding health information provided by a pharmacy, and may help identify opportunities for improving services. This tool includes a pharmacy assessment tour to be completed by trained, objective auditors; a survey to be completed by pharmacy staff; and a guide for focus groups with pharmacy p
'/>"/>

SOURCE Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Tools To Identify Flu Strains
2. Is There a Connection between Hearing loss and High-speed Dental Tools?
3. A Collaboration to Find New Tools to Fight Leukemia
4. Software Tools & Fonts in Seven Indian Languages
5. ‘Dirty’ and Dangerous Tools Put Full Stop to Operatin
6. Caution Against Re-use of Dental Tools
7. Jharkhand Pharmacies Refuse To Sell Viagra
8. Pharmacies in for a dose of bitter medicine
9. High Demand for Weight Mgmt Product in European Pharmacies
10. Screening of bird flu patients by pharmacies in Thailand
11. Thailand May Seek Help Of Pharmacies For Screening Bird Flu
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 01, 2015 , ... Have you ever wondered what “Karma” really ... you hear the word “Karma.” , Vedic tradition, which gave birth to Hinduism, is ... one of the central concepts of this tradition. According to the wisdom of this heritage, ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... ... Brig and Lita Hart, icons of the network marketing industry and founders of ... the HOPE Movement of EvolvHealth. In what has been a long-term relationship between the ... their missions of purpose together to change the course of the network marketing industry. ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... BeverlyD, owner and founder of BeverlyD Luxe ... the very first small business donation to kick off the campaign for healing and ... Her legacy includes a complete line of raw, organic hair care products, as well ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... Vegas, NV (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... Ticket Down is a reputable ... Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Fans of every genre of music will ... Friday, September 18th, the first day of the festival, the following artists will perform: ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 31, 2015 , ... Ticket Down is a reliable source for authentic tickets ... Grant Park. The festival will end on Sunday, August 2nd. , ... annual Lollapalooza. This unique and unbelievably popular festival attracts the best in entertainment ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nithyananda Yoga Foundation to Conduct Global Webinar on Karma at No Charge on August 1st 2Health News:Looking for HOPE? Healthy Home Has Evolv’d 2Health News:Looking for HOPE? Healthy Home Has Evolv’d 3Health News:March4thforWellBeing Foundation Kickoff 2Health News:Cheap 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival Tickets in Las Vegas at MGM Grand Garden Arena: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Vegas 2Health News:Cheap 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival Tickets in Las Vegas at MGM Grand Garden Arena: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Vegas 3Health News:Cheap 2015 Lollapalooza Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Lollapalooza Tickets at Grant Park in Chicago for Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd 2
... are spending hundreds of millions annually to prevent dry skin... much of ... steps can be taken to heal and protect the skin. , ... ... time of the year for scores of people across the country suffering ...
... University School of Medicine and the University of East Anglia ... diabetic drugs doubles the risk of fractures in women with ... on the Web site for the Canadian Medical Association ... , "We knew going into this study that there was ...
... Minn., Dec. 9 Here are highlights from the December issue ... publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women,s ... for a fee. Include the following subscription information as your editorial ... information, 800-876-8633, extension 9751. , , ...
... WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 Trust for America,s Health (TFAH) Executive Director ... Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing on "Prevention and ... , The hearing will be held at ... , , "TFAH believes that a ...
... Dec. 9 Dr. Stephen Joffe, Craig Joffe, and,Alan ... with the U.S.,Securities and Exchange Commission. The group ... Inc. (Nasdaq: LCAV ), which,operates 77 LasikPlus ... United States. Dr. Joffe is the founder and ...
... trials fail to confirm suspected benefit, , , TUESDAY, Dec. ... C won,t prevent men from getting prostate cancer. , ... public health implications, the results of two large randomized, ... a cancer-prevention benefit, despite past findings that seemed to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Top Tips To Naturally Heal Dry Skin And Moisturize This Winter 2Health News:Top Tips To Naturally Heal Dry Skin And Moisturize This Winter 3Health News:Popular class of diabetes drugs doubles risk of fractures in women 2Health News:Popular class of diabetes drugs doubles risk of fractures in women 3Health News:December 2008 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Happiness, Dementia and Smoking 2Health News:December 2008 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Happiness, Dementia and Smoking 3Health News:December 2008 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Happiness, Dementia and Smoking 4Health News:December 2008 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Happiness, Dementia and Smoking 5Health News:TFAH to Testify at Congressional HELP Committee Hearing on Prevention and Public Health on Dec. 10 2Health News:LCA-Vision's Former Executive Management Urge Board of Directors to Immediately Call Special Shareholder Meeting to Approve Poison Pill 2Health News:LCA-Vision's Former Executive Management Urge Board of Directors to Immediately Call Special Shareholder Meeting to Approve Poison Pill 3Health News:LCA-Vision's Former Executive Management Urge Board of Directors to Immediately Call Special Shareholder Meeting to Approve Poison Pill 4Health News:LCA-Vision's Former Executive Management Urge Board of Directors to Immediately Call Special Shareholder Meeting to Approve Poison Pill 5Health News:LCA-Vision's Former Executive Management Urge Board of Directors to Immediately Call Special Shareholder Meeting to Approve Poison Pill 6Health News:Selenium, Vitamins E and C Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer 2Health News:Selenium, Vitamins E and C Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer 3
(Date:7/30/2015)... Calif. , July 30, 2015 Edwards Lifesciences ... science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today announced that ... Board of Directors. "Bob is an ardent champion ... a true privilege to have him on Edwards, board as ... Mussallem , Edwards, chairman and CEO.  "Bob has provided a ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... (NYSE: RMD ) today announced results for its ... was $453.1 million, a 9 percent increase compared with ... increase on a constant currency basis).  Net income was ... 2014.  Diluted earnings per share for the quarter were ... The results for the quarter ended ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015  Unichem Pharmaceuticals ( USA ... of Hydrochlorothiazide tablets 25 mg 1000-count bottle to the ... precautionary measure due to the identification of a Clopidogrel ... The risk associated with mistakenly taking a ... increased probability of experiencing Clopidogrel,s side effects which include ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 11ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 12ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 13ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 14ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 15ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 16Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets Due to the Potential Presence of Foreign Tablets 2
... ANTIPOLIS, France, May 11, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,NicOx S.A. ... phase 2a,study for NCX 1000, which is covered ... A preliminary analysis of 11 patients,from this proof-of-concept ... NCX 1000 but did not demonstrate the efficacy,required ...
... 2007--Sciele Pharma, Inc.,(NASDAQ:SCRX) today announced the successful completion ... formulation. The study,results showed that the new Sular ... new Sular formulation,utilizes SkyePharma's (LSE:SKP) patented Geomatrix technology,which ... Sular for each of its,current doses. , The ...
Cached Medicine Technology:NicOx Provides an Update on the Phase 2a Study for NCX 1000,Conducted With Axcan 2NicOx Provides an Update on the Phase 2a Study for NCX 1000,Conducted With Axcan 3Sciele Pharma Announces Successful Completion of New Sular,Formulation Clinical Trial Program 2Sciele Pharma Announces Successful Completion of New Sular,Formulation Clinical Trial Program 3Sciele Pharma Announces Successful Completion of New Sular,Formulation Clinical Trial Program 4
... standard in corneal diagnostics. Precise Display ... membrane, stroma, Bowman's membrane and epithelial ... Broad Applications in Surgery and Pathology. ... evaluation, endothelial cell analysis, haze detection, ...
... appearance of photo-aged skin, removes age spots ... and broken capillaries. This innovative new application ... pigmentary sun damage through a process called ... and the Nd:YAG Laser is optimized for ...
... affordable lenses available in a variety ... available in prescription powers for those ... "Plano" for those who don't. They ... technology. Incredibly comfortable, 10 fun, eye-catching ...
Each jet black lens features a mesmerizing thin white line that spirals toward the center of the pupil....
Medicine Products: