“In a large cohort of patients who were discharged home after being hospitalized for acute HF, those who scored at or below the mean on a health-literacy screening test were 32% more likely to die within 2 years compared with those who scored above the mean” . (Quoted from attached study)
In research I have conducted we learned through the use of Teach Me 3 and Teach Back we were able to improve the transfer of knowledge from 38.5% to 85% as measured by knowledge assessment at the time of discharge and a reduction readmissions by 50% . Given the impact of low health literacy on health status....what other education and engagement methods have been statistically proven to improve the transfer of knowledge resulting in clinical outcomes ?
Link leads to: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/844132