As a practitioner, educating your patients is a top priority, but finding or creating educational materials for every patient can take up valuable time and resources.
Fullscript’s Resource Library is an ever-expanding collection of 150+ high-quality, professionally designed resources—simplifying patient education and allowing you to focus on providing the best patient care.
Within your Fullscript account, you can find a collection of guides, handouts, and graphics on topics ranging from diet and lifestyle to supplements and health conditions. Each resource included in the library was developed using the most recent scientific evidence and medically reviewed by a practitioner on Fullscript’s Integrative Medical Advisory team.
Resource Library features at a glance
Fullscript’s Resource Library offers a collection of resources that not only cover a wide range of topics but are also developed with a commitment to quality and backed up by the latest scientific research.
✓ Evidence-based: All resources available in the Resource Library are developed using the latest evidence-based information and are routinely updated to reflect changes based on changes to scientific literature. Rest assured that all information is based on evidence from peer-reviewed, reputable sources.
✓ Medically reviewed: Fullscript’s resources are fact-checked and vetted by practitioners on Fullscript’s Integrative Medical Advisory team before publication. Fullscript’s practitioners review content to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and clinically relevant.
✓ Professionally designed: Fullscript’s resources are designed by an in-house team for consistency and a better patient experience.
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Top 3 benefits of patient education
Research demonstrates that providing health education has various benefits.
1. Improves health literacy
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines health literacy as “the degree to which individuals have the ability to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others.” (7) Providing evidence-based health information to your patients has been shown to improve health literacy among patients. (2)
2. Enhances treatment adherence
Treatment adherence, defined as the extent to which a patient’s behaviors follow an agreed-upon prescription or therapeutic regimen, (1)(4) is essential for achieving optimal health outcomes. According to a 2013 meta-analysis and systematic literature review, patient education increases treatment plan adherence by 16% compared to a more modest increase of 10% among other treatment adherence-improving strategies. (5)
3. Improves quality of care and health outcomes
Education can empower patients to become more engaged in their care and the development of their treatment plans. When patients are more engaged, they’re more likely to experience better health outcomes. (3)(6)
Learn more about the benefits of patient education on the Fullscript blog.
Optimizing your treatment plan with Fullscript resources
Using Fullscript’s Resource Library, you can complement prescriptions with patient education, helping your patients better understand their treatment plans and saving valuable time during and after appointments.
The bottom line
Optimize your treatment plan and enhance patient education by utilizing Fullscript’s extensive library of over 150 patient resources. Fullscript’s library is constantly evolving to offer you and your patients more evidence-based content. If you’re a healthcare provider and you have suggestions or ideas for new resources, drop us a comment below or submit a request via the Resource Library in your Fullscript account!
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- Anderson, L. J., Nuckols, T. K., Coles, C., Le, M. M., Schnipper, J. L., Shane, R., Jackevicius, C., Lee, J., Pevnick, J. M., Choudhry, N. K., O’Mahony, D., & Sarkisian, C. (2020). A systematic overview of systematic reviews evaluating medication adherence interventions. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 77(2), 138–147.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). National action plan to improve health literacy. https://www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/planact/national.html
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021). Health literacy research and best practices. https://www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/researchevaluate/patient-engage.html
- Chakrabarti, S. (2014). What’s in a name? Compliance, adherence and concordance in chronic psychiatric disorders. World Journal of Psychiatry, 4(2), 30.
- Demonceau, J., Ruppar, T., Kristanto, P., Hughes, D. A., Fargher, E., Kardas, P., de Geest, S., Dobbels, F., Lewek, P., Urquhart, J., & Vrijens, B. (2013). Identification and assessment of Adherence-Enhancing interventions in studies assessing medication adherence through electronically compiled drug dosing histories: A systematic literature review and Meta-analysis. Drugs, 73(6), 545–562.
- Fereidouni, Z., Sabet Sarvestani, R., Hariri, G., Kuhpaye, S. A., Amirkhani, M., & Kalyani, M. N. (2019). Moving into action: The master key to patient education. Journal of Nursing Research, 27(1), e6.
- Healthy People 2030. (n.d.). Health literacy in healthy people 2030. https://health.gov/healthypeople/priority-areas/health-literacy-healthy-people-2030