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dc.contributor.advisorWoster, Jennaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMalloy, Lynnaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-03T02:32:26Z
dc.date.available2019-05-12T08:40:24Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/117815
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the economic and social impact of health literacy nationally and within the Veteran's Affair's end stage renal disease (ESRD) patient population. Currently, there are 90 million Americans with at least some deficiency in health literacy. Persons with low health literacy cost more to care for than their peers, utilize more healthcare resources, misuse resources, and fail to adhere to treatment plans prescribed by providers due to misunderstanding healthcare information. Patients with ESRD consume as much as 28% of all Medicare dollars, and 47% of veterans are outsourced to non-VA facilities for dialysis and chronic care needs related to ESRD. Using the Newest Vital Sign (NVS) assessment tool, this research seeks to document evidence that either supports or contradicts two important questions regarding health literacy and renal transplantation: persons with low health literacy are less likely to elect renal transplant as a cure for ESRD, while patients with inadequate health literacy have more documented poor outcomes after transplant. Outcomes monitored include readmission rates, graft function laboratory data, incidence of rejection, incidence of catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), and need for dialysis.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton Universityen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Literacyen_US
dc.subject.meshKidney Transplantationen_US
dc.titleHealth literacy related to outcomes after renal transplanten_US
dc.rights.holderLynna Malloyen_US
dc.description.noteManuscripten_US
dc.embargo.terms2019-05-12
dc.degree.levelDNPen_US
dc.degree.disciplineDoctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Programen_US
dc.degree.nameDoctor of Nursing Practiceen_US


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