Speak Up program effective tool for educating patients

May 2010
Patient Education Management;May2010, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p49
Academic Journal
The article reports on the launch of the Speak Up program sponsored by The Joint Commission (TJC) that is designed to improve patient safety through health care education to reduce medical errors in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.


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