Effects of health literacy on health status and health service utilization amongst the elderly.

@article{Cho2008EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of health literacy on health status and health service utilization amongst the elderly.},
  author={Young Ik Cho and Shoou-Yih D. Lee and Ahsan M. Arozullah and Kathleen S. Crittenden},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={66 8},
  pages={1809-16}
}
Amid increased concerns about the adverse consequences of low health literacy, it remains unclear how health literacy affects health status and health service utilization. With a sample of 489 elderly Medicare patients in a Midwestern city in the USA, we explored the intermediate factors that may link health literacy to health status and utilization of… CONTINUE READING