Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Systematic review: Wide scale evidence-based research on health literacy and health outcomes in the United States
by Consul, Anthony Jayson, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 76; 1481812
Abstract (Summary)

Adaptation and implementation of efficient methods of delivering health information and addressing patients' health literacy skills will improve patient health outcomes. The purpose of this study was to identify and review evidence based research associated with health literacy to determine the testing methods currently used in the United States.

This study will provide an overview of the researched evidence surrounding health literacy challenges and efforts to assess health literacy among adults in the United States. This study will present existing nationwide study methods and test instruments used to identify links to limited health literacy in health care settings in the United States.

This research is crucial to understanding health literacy and in initiating improvements. Improvements that will help improve the quality care and alleviate some of the financial burden associated with costly medical conditions, over utilization of inpatient and emergency medical services and new complex health care technologies and procedures.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Piane, Gina
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Public health, Health education, Health care management
Publication Number: 1481812
ISBN: 978-1-109-67065-3
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