Association of Health Literacy With Postoperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Major Abdominal Surgery

Association of Health Literacy With Postoperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Major Abdominal... Key PointsQuestionWhat is the association of health literacy with postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing major inpatient abdominal surgery? FindingsIn a this study of 1239 patients who were undergoing major abdominal surgery, lower health literacy levels were independently associated with an increased index hospitalization length of stay. However, low health literacy was not associated with increased emergency department visits or hospital readmissions following discharge. MeaningIdentifying patients with low health literacy and addressing their specific needs may facilitate timely hospital discharges and decreased lengths of stay. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

Association of Health Literacy With Postoperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Major Abdominal Surgery

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6254
eISSN
2168-6262
D.O.I.
10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3832
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionWhat is the association of health literacy with postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing major inpatient abdominal surgery? FindingsIn a this study of 1239 patients who were undergoing major abdominal surgery, lower health literacy levels were independently associated with an increased index hospitalization length of stay. However, low health literacy was not associated with increased emergency department visits or hospital readmissions following discharge. MeaningIdentifying patients with low health literacy and addressing their specific needs may facilitate timely hospital discharges and decreased lengths of stay.

Journal

JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 4, 2018

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