Wednesday, June 19, 2013
LINKS AND BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS TO USEFUL WEB SITES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND FUNCTIONAL LIMITATIONS
Six-page guide to useful web sites covering many facets of disaster and emergency preparedness for people with disabilities, access and functional limitations.
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Welcome to the Patient Provider Communication Website
NOTE: The company Patient Provider Communications, Inc. is found at www.
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Significant improvements in policies and practices are needed to improve patient-provider communication across the continuum of healthcare.
This site puts information about patient-provider communication in one place and invites healthcare providers, family members, patients, researchers, educators and policy makers to access and use existing research, opinion pieces, policies, practical strategies and best solutions to improve patient-provider communication, thereby enhancing patient safety and outcomes, reducing costs and increasing patient satisfaction aross the continuum of healthcare.
Without efficient and effective communication between patients and providers, truly adequate healthcare can not be achieved. Patients who have difficulty communicating, for whatever reason, will continue to experience unnecessary pain, premature deaths, consequential medication errors, dissatisfaction and incentives to litigate caused by a host of, often preventable, sentinel events. Mechanisms to help providers and patients address and solve communication breakdowns and barriers exist. For example, language interpreters and an arsenal of practical and effective technologies, strategies and tools are available, albeit often ignored or underutilized. Significant improvements in policies and practices are needed to improve patient-provider communication across the continuum of healthcare.