Health Literacy and 30-Day Postdischarge Hospital Utilization

  title={Health Literacy and 30-Day Postdischarge Hospital Utilization},
  author={S. Mitchell and E. Sadikova and B. Jack and M. Paasche-Orlow},
  journal={Journal of Health Communication},
  pages={325 - 338}
  • S. Mitchell, E. Sadikova, +1 author M. Paasche-Orlow
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Health Communication
  • Low health literacy is associated with higher mortality, higher rates of hospitalization, and poor self-management skills for chronic disease. Early, unplanned hospital reutilization after discharge is a common and costly occurrence in U.S. hospitals. Still, few studies have examined the relation between health literacy and 30-day hospital reutilization rates. The authors examined the association between health literacy and 30-day reutilization of hospital services (readmission or return to the… CONTINUE READING
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