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Association of Health Literacy and Social Support with Readmission Risk

Background: The period following hospital discharge is a vulnerable time for patients when increased self-care requirements are common. Low levels of health literacy and social support are thought to contribute to poor post-discharge outcomes. However, [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Research Abstracts, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on Association of Health Literacy and Social Support with Readmission Risk

HEALTH LITERACY AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS ROLE IN 30-DAY READMISSIONS

Background: Health literacy (HL) is the measure of a person’s ability to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions. Previous studies note positive correlation between high HL and [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:49+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on HEALTH LITERACY AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS ROLE IN 30-DAY READMISSIONS

IMPROVING DISCHARGE COMMUNICATION: THE EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION LEADS TO IMPROVED PATIENT SATISFACTION AND EXPERIENCE (ECLIPSE) PROJECT

Background: The hospital discharge is one of the most important aspects of a patient’s hospitalization, yet in residency training, this process often goes overlooked. Most residents are never properly taught how to effectively discharge a [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:23:18+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on IMPROVING DISCHARGE COMMUNICATION: THE EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION LEADS TO IMPROVED PATIENT SATISFACTION AND EXPERIENCE (ECLIPSE) PROJECT

PLAIN LANGUAGE OPEN MEDICAL NOTES: PATIENT PERCEPTION AND IMPACT ON COMPREHENSION

Background: Providing patients access to their encounter notes has been found to have many benefits in health management. This evidence has led to a rapidly expanding national movement, OpenNotes, which encourages clinicians to provide patients [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:25:03+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on PLAIN LANGUAGE OPEN MEDICAL NOTES: PATIENT PERCEPTION AND IMPACT ON COMPREHENSION

THE IMPACT OF HEALTH LITERACY ON 30-DAY READMISSIONS AT A TERTIARY CARE ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER

Background: Health literacy (HL) is the measure of a person’s ability to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions.1 Previous studies note positive correlation between high HL and [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:08:09+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Research, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on THE IMPACT OF HEALTH LITERACY ON 30-DAY READMISSIONS AT A TERTIARY CARE ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER