Emergency Department Discharge Instructions: Lessons Learned through Developing New Patient Education Materials

@inproceedings{McCarthy2012EmergencyDD,
  title={Emergency Department Discharge Instructions: Lessons Learned through Developing New Patient Education Materials},
  author={Danielle M. McCarthy and Kirsten G. Engel and Barbara A. Buckley and Victoria E. Forth and Michael J. Schmidt and James G. Adams and David W. Baker},
  booktitle={Emergency medicine international},
  year={2012}
}
Our multidisciplinary team developed a new set of discharge instructions for five common emergency department diagnoses using recommended tools for creating literacy-appropriate and patient-centered education materials. We found that the recommended tools for document creation were essential in constructing the new instructions. However, while the tools were necessary, they were not sufficient. This paper describes the insights gained and lessons learned in this document creation process. 
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