Healthcare News & Insights

New study shows the majority of patients don’t understand their discharge summaries

Hospitals across the U.S. are doing everything they can to reduce readmissions. A new study offers facilities one more factor to look at when it comes to reducing readmissions – discharge summaries. 

2 strategies to cut down preventable admissions

Improving patient outcomes and avoiding unnecessary admissions could come down to a few simple steps. 

Why assessing patients’ health literacy may improve discharge process

For a smoother patient recovery post-discharge (and to reduce the chance of readmission), it’s helpful to cater discharge instructions to each patient’s level of basic health literacy.

Report: Low health literacy can be deadly

Patients who have less complete understanding of the health issues they face have worse health in general and higher death rates.