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Functional health literacy and the risk of hospital admission among Medicare managed care enrollees.
Inadequate literacy was an independent risk factor for hospital admission among elderly managed care enrollees and was higher for individuals with inadequate literacy than for those with adequate literacy. Expand
Health literacy and knowledge of chronic disease.
There are many opportunities to improve patients' knowledge of their chronic disease(s), and efforts need to consider their health literacy skills. Expand
Health literacy and use of outpatient physician services by medicare managed care enrollees
It is suggested that inadequate literacy is not a major barrier to accessing outpatient health care and the higher rates of ED use by persons with low literacy may be caused by real or perceived barriers to using their usual source of outpatient care. Expand