Low caregiver health literacy is associated with higher pediatric emergency department use and nonurgent visits.

OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the association between low caregiver health literacy and child emergency department (ED) use, both the number and urgency of ED visits. METHODS This year long cross-sectional study utilized the Newest Vital Sign questionnaire to measure the health literacy of caregivers accompanying children to a pediatric ED. Prior ED… CONTINUE READING