Using the Web to improve seniors' awareness of their role in preventing medical errors.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The purpose of this project was to assess the value of using the Web to teacholder consumers about their role in preventing medical errors. Consumers were recruited from a metropolitan Detroit senior community center. The majority of the participants had little or no experience with the Internet. After being taught how to use the computer and Internet, seniors completed a Web-based intervention on quality health care and medical errors. Seniors increased their knowledge about quality care and their role in preventing medical errors and highly rated the Websites.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Oermann, MH; Hamilton, J; Shook, ML

Published Date

  • April 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 122 - 128

PubMed ID

  • 12680598

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5065

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1057-3631

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00001786-200304000-00005


  • eng