Andrea Sattinger is a frequent contributor to The Hospitalist.
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- Henry LA. What the hospitalist movement means to family physicians. Fam Pract Manag. 1998 Nov-Dec;5(10):54-62.
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- Schillinger D, Piette J, Grumbach K, et al. Closing the loop: physician communication with diabetic patients who have low health literacy. Arch Intern Med. 2003 Jan 13;163(1):83-90.
- University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)-Stanford University Evidence-based Practice Center. Making health care safer: a critical analysis of patient safety practices. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 43. AHRQ Publication No. 01-E058, July 2001. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Available at: www.ahrq.gov/clinic/ptsafety/. Accessed September 5, 2006.
- Baum N. Comprehension is the key: the challenge hospitals face is that many patients do not understand the fundamental information regarding their treatment plans. Patient Safety Quality Healthcare. May/June 2006:35-38.