Mark V Williams
Affiliation: Emory University
- The role of health literacy in patient-physician communicationMark V Williams
Department of Family Medicine, Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Fam Med 34:383-9. 2002..We reviewed research on health literacy, examined its impact on patient-physician communication, and offer recommendations to enhance communication with patients who have poor health literacy...
- Relationship of functional health literacy to patients' knowledge of their chronic disease. A study of patients with hypertension and diabetesM V Williams
Division of General Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
Arch Intern Med 158:166-72. 1998..Inadequate functional health literacy is common, but its impact on patients with chronic diseases is not well described...
- Advances in hospital medicine: a review of key articles from the literatureMark V Williams
Hospital Medicine Unit, Emory University School of Medicine, Thomas K Glenn Memorial Building, 69 Jesse Hill Jr Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Med Clin North Am 86:797-823, ix. 2002..Article summaries are categorized into perioperative care, infectious disease, diagnosis of venous thromboembolism, end of life care, and guidelines for the management of patients with COPD or atrial fibrillation...
- Spreading the word, not the infection: reaching hospitalists about the prevention of antimicrobial resistanceMegan E Bush Knapp
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Am J Infect Control 35:656-61. 2007....
- Health literacy and knowledge of chronic diseaseJulie A Gazmararian
Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, 6th Floor, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Patient Educ Couns 51:267-75. 2003..There are many opportunities to improve patients' knowledge of their chronic disease(s), and efforts need to consider their health literacy skills...
- Hospitalists as teachersSunil Kripalani
Division of General Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
J Gen Intern Med 19:8-15. 2004..To compare evaluations of teaching effectiveness among hospitalist, general medicine, and subspecialist attendings on general medicine wards...
- Deficits in communication and information transfer between hospital-based and primary care physicians: implications for patient safety and continuity of careSunil Kripalani
Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
JAMA 297:831-41. 2007..Delayed or inaccurate communication between hospital-based and primary care physicians at hospital discharge may negatively affect continuity of care and contribute to adverse events...
- Low health literacy is associated with HIV test acceptanceMaribel Barragan
Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
J Gen Intern Med 20:422-5. 2005..The health care setting represents a logical site to accomplish this goal. However, little is known about factors that determine acceptability of HIV testing in health care settings, particularly patients' health literacy...
- Health literacy and preventive health care use among Medicare enrollees in a managed care organizationTracy L Scott
Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
Med Care 40:395-404. 2002..Many older adults in Medicare managed care programs have low health literacy, and this may affect use of preventive services...
- Direct-to-consumer drug advertisements on network television: an exploration of quantity, frequency, and placementErica D Brownfield
Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
J Health Commun 9:491-7. 2004..Our findings suggest that Americans who watch average amounts of television may be exposed to more than 30 hours of direct-to-consumer drug advertisements each year, far surpassing their exposure to other forms of health communication...
- Recognizing and overcoming inadequate health literacy, a barrier to careMark V Williams
Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
Cleve Clin J Med 69:415-8. 2002..Learning to recognize when a patient may have low literacy skills and understanding the common ways in which these people misinterpret medical information can help physicians develop strategies to improve patients' health literacy...
- Impact of Society of Hospital Medicine workshops on hospitalists' knowledge and perceptions of health care-associated infections and antimicrobial resistanceMegan E Bush Knapp
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
J Hosp Med 2:268-73. 2007....
- Discharge dilemmas as system failuresJohn Banja
Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Am J Bioeth 7:29-31. 2007
- Health literacy among Medicare enrollees in a managed care organizationJ A Gazmararian
Prudential Center for Health Care Research, Atlanta, GA 30339, USA
JAMA 281:545-51. 1999..Elderly patients may have limited ability to read and comprehend medical information pertinent to their health...
- The test of functional health literacy in adults: a new instrument for measuring patients' literacy skillsR M Parker
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
J Gen Intern Med 10:537-41. 1995..Data suggest that a high proportion of patients cannot perform basic reading tasks. Additional work is needed to determine the prevalence of functional health illiteracy and its effect on the health care experience...
- Practical assessment of adult literacy in health careT C Davis
Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Medical Center, School of Medicine, LA 71130 3932, USA
Health Educ Behav 25:613-24. 1998..Practical implications and recommendations for specific use are made...
- Ambulatory health care use by patients in a public hospital emergency departmentK J Rask
Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory University Center for Clinical Evaluation Sciences, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
J Gen Intern Med 13:614-20. 1998....
- Health literacy and use of outpatient physician services by Medicare managed care enrolleesDavid W Baker
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Suite 200, 676 N Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
J Gen Intern Med 19:215-20. 2004..To determine whether inadequate functional health literacy adversely affects use of physician outpatient services...
- Patients' shame and attitudes toward discussing the results of literacy screeningMichael S Wolf
Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
J Health Commun 12:721-32. 2007..Patients with limited literacy were more likely to report feelings of shame as a result of disclosure (p < 0.05). Health care providers must recognize the potential shame patients might experience as a result of literacy screening...
- Functional health literacy and the risk of hospital admission among Medicare managed care enrolleesDavid W Baker
Center for Health Care Research and Policy, Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center, USA
Am J Public Health 92:1278-83. 2002..This study analyzed whether inadequate functional health literacy is an independent risk factor for hospital admission...
- Hospitalists and the hospital medicine system of care are good for patient careMark V Williams
Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair St, Ste 14-049, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Arch Intern Med 168:1254-6; discussion 1259-60. 2008
- Executing high-quality care transitions: a call to do it rightEric A Coleman
J Hosp Med 2:287-90. 2007
- Non-housestaff medicine services in academic centers: models and challengesNiraj L Sehgal
Division of Hospital Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
J Hosp Med 3:247-55. 2008..To succeed in developing hospitalist faculty who follow long careers in hospital medicine, academic leadership must carefully plan for and evaluate the methods of providing these clinical services while expanding on our academic mission...
- Health literacy is a predictor of HIV/AIDS knowledgeGiselle Hicks
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University
Fam Med 38:717-23. 2006....
- Patient understanding and use of oral contraceptive pills in a southern public health family planning clinicTerry C Davis
Department of Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71130 USA
South Med J 99:713-8. 2006..To assess patient understanding and use of oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) and determine if these are associated with literacy...
- The future of hospital medicine: evolution or revolution?Mark V Williams
Am J Med 117:446-50. 2004
- Decision aids for benign prostatic hyperplasia: applicability across race and educationDavid R Rovner
Department of Medicine, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48823, USA
Med Decis Making 24:359-66. 2004..Research should test findings in representative samples and in clinical encounters and identify types of knowledge absorbed from decision aids and whether the shift to decision reflects data/knowledge or shared decision-making message...
- Hospital medicine: organization, quality improvement, and clinical careWinthrop F Whitcomb
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Inpatient Medicine Service, Mercy Medical Center, 271 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104, USA
Med Clin North Am 86:xiii-xiv. 2002
- Health literacy and cancer communicationTerry C Davis
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, USA
CA Cancer J Clin 52:134-49. 2002..Based on our own experience, we offer practical communication aids that can help bridge the cancer communication gap...
- Evidence-based algorithms for diagnosing and treating ventilator-associated pneumoniaRichard J Wall
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine, Southlake Clinic, Valley Medical Center, Renton, Washington 98055, USA
J Hosp Med 3:409-22. 2008..Given the complexity of caring for heterogeneous populations in the intensive care unit (ICU), however, there is still uncertainty regarding how to diagnose and manage VAP...