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Improving the quality of written information for patients

Nicklin, Joanna Karen


Joanna Karen Nicklin


Good communication with patients is vital. A national audit reported that written information for patients was of poor quality (Audit Commission 1993): this was followed by a number of interrelating studies reinforcing aspects of the report. This literature review has identified sufficient evidence to influence a change in practice. A protocol for the provision of written patient information is required, and this has been developed.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Aug 1, 2002
Journal Nursing Standard
Print ISSN 0029-6570
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 49
Pages 39-44
Keywords patient information
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