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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Mabachi NM, Cifuentes M, Barnard J
AHRQ Author: Brach C
Demonstration of the Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit: lessons for quality improvement.
AHRQ’s Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit was developed to help primary care practices assess and make changes to improve communication with and support for patients. Twelve diverse primary care practices implemented assigned tools over a 6-month period. Qualitative results revealed challenges practices experienced during implementation, including competing demands, bureaucratic hurdles, technological challenges, limited quality improvement experience, and limited leadership support.
Citation: Mabachi NM, Cifuentes M, Barnard J . Demonstration of the Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit: lessons for quality improvement. J Ambul Care Manage 2016 Jul-Sep;39(3):199-208. doi: 10.1097/jac.0000000000000102..
Keywords: Health Literacy, Quality Improvement, Tools & Toolkits, Primary Care, Clinician-Patient Communication
Weiss BD, Brega AG, LeBlanc WG
AHRQ Author: Brach C
Improving the effectiveness of medication review: guidance from the Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit.
The objective of this study was to determine whether the medication review tool in AHRQ’s Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit can help to improve medication reviews in primary care practices. It found that eEvaluation before and after implementation revealed a 3-fold increase in the percentage of patients who brought all their prescription medications and a 6-fold increase in the number of prescription medications brought to office visits.
AHRQ-authored; AHRQ-funded; 290200710008.
Citation: Weiss BD, Brega AG, LeBlanc WG . Improving the effectiveness of medication review: guidance from the Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit. J Am Board Fam Med 2016 Jan-Feb;29(1):18-23. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2016.01.150163.
Keywords: Health Literacy, Medication, Primary Care, Tools & Toolkits