Medication Information Sheets: Mental Health Medications

We created single-page, plain language medication information sheets with content appropriately sequenced from a patient’s perspective (drug name, indication, purpose/benefit, how to take, for how long, when to call your doctor, when to stop taking and call your doctor, important information) and following other health literacy best practices. These sheets were generated for approximately 125 different common chronic disease medications.  Lexile analyses on initial information sheets confirmed each to meet a < 8th grade readability standard. The original content was initially developed by two pharmacists, supported by an environmental scan of existing tools. Patients, physicians, and health literacy experts reviewed the material and guided revision. 

 

These are for educational purposes only. They are not meant to be comprehensive or to take the place of a pharmacist or physician and they do not contain all the information available from the package insert.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 13:36
http://gim-geriatrics.medicine.northwestern.edu/sites/gim/files/Mental%20Health%20medications_0.pdf