Demographic disparities in numeracy among emergency department patients: evidence from two multicenter studies.

@article{Ginde2008DemographicDI,
  title={Demographic disparities in numeracy among emergency department patients: evidence from two multicenter studies.},
  author={Adit A. Ginde and Sunday Clark and Joshua Goldstein and Carlos Arturo Camargo},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={350-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence and demographic disparities in limited numeracy among emergency department (ED) patients. METHODS We performed two cross-sectional studies of ED patients with sub-critical illness in 2000-2001 and 2006. We enrolled 959 adult patients from 28 EDs in 17 US states and measured numeracy based on four validated questions. RESULTS Rates of correct responses for individual numeracy questions ranged from 15% to 68%; only 11% of participants answered all… CONTINUE READING

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