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Authors

  1. Innis, Jennifer PhD, RN
  2. Barnsley, Jan PhD
  3. Berta, Whitney PhD
  4. Daniel, Imtiaz PhD

Abstract

Health literate discharge practices meet the health literacy needs of patients and families at the time of hospital discharge and are associated with improved patient outcomes and reduced readmission. A Delphi panel consisting of nurses, other health care providers, and researchers was used to develop a set of indicators of health literate discharge practices based on the practices of Project RED (Re-Engineered Discharge). These indicators can be used to measure and monitor the use of health literate discharge practices.