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Sterling MR, Safford MM, Goggins K
Numeracy, health literacy, cognition, and 30-day readmissions among patients with heart failure.
Numeracy, health literacy, and cognition are important for chronic disease management. Prior studies have found them to be associated with poorer selfcare and worse clinical outcomes, but limited data exists in the context of heart failure (HF), a condition that requires patients to monitor their weight, fluid intake, and dietary salt, especially in the post hospitalization period. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between numeracy, health literacy, and cognition with 30-day readmissions among patients hospitalized for acute decompensated HF (ADHF).
Citation: Sterling MR, Safford MM, Goggins K . Numeracy, health literacy, cognition, and 30-day readmissions among patients with heart failure. J Hosp Med 2018 Mar;13(3):145-51. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2932..
Keywords: Health Literacy, Hospital Readmissions, Hospitalization, Heart Disease and Health, Cardiovascular Conditions, Neurological Disorders, Risk