Is “Teach-Back” Associated With Knowledge Retention and Hospital Readmission in Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients?

  title={Is “Teach-Back” Associated With Knowledge Retention and Hospital Readmission in Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients?},
  author={Matthew White and Roxanne Oertel Garbez and Maureen Carroll and Eileen Brinker and Jill Howie-Esquivel},
  journal={The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing},
Background:Heart failure (HF) is a chronic and costly condition that affects approximately 5.8 million people in the United States, with an additional 670 000 diagnosed yearly. With high 30-day hospital readmission rates, the importance of determining effective means of preventing readmissions is imperative. Despite published guidelines emphasizing the importance of education in preventing readmissions, the most effective means of educating hospitalized patients with HF about their self-care… 

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