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How Race Affects Patient Activation Impact on Hospital Readmission

September 11, 2017 - High patient health literacy leads to better patient activation and reduces the likelihood of preventable hospital readmissions, according to a group of researchers from Boston University. However, racial disparities exist, emphasizing a need to cater patient education to specific demographics. The team looked at a 570-patient sample at Boston Medical Center, which serves a significant safety-net...


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by Sara Heath

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Family Caregiver Engagement Cuts Hospital Readmissions by 25%

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Healthcare organizations that practice meaningful family caregiver engagement and integrate caregivers into the patient discharge process can reduce hospital readmissions by one-quarter, according to research from the University of Pittsburgh...

AARP Law Supports Family Caregiver Engagement in Discharge

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The Ohio state legislature has unanimously passed a law that will require hospitals to train and engage family caregivers in at-home patient care, easing the transition during hospital discharge. AARP Ohio proposed the AARP Caregiver Advise,...

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