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|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||The costs of limited health literacy : a systematic review|
|Published in:||International Journal of Public Health|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Springer|
|Subjects:||Kosten; Kosten-Effektivität; Gesundheitskompetenz|
|Subject (DDC):||362.1041: Health economics|
|Abstract:||Objectives: To summarize evidence about the costs of limited health literacy (HL) and the cost-effectiveness of interventions to improve limited HL. Methods: We performed a systematic review searching electronic databases and additional information resources. We included observational studies and interventional studies with HL-outcomes. We included populations at high risk for low HL and patients with diabetes mellitus or hyperlipidemia. Results: We retrieved 2,340 papers and included 10 studies for analysis. The prevalence of limited HL is considerable (range 34-59%). On the health system level, the additional costs of limited HL range from 3 to 5% of the total health care cost per year. On the patient level, the additional expenditures per year per person with limited HL compared to persons with adequate HL range from US $143 to 7,798. Data on the cost-effectiveness of interventions to improve limited HL are scarce. Conclusion:The costs of limited HL may be substantial, but few studies were retrieved and the results are heterogeneous.|
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|Departement:||School of Management and Law|
|Organisational Unit:||Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen School of Management and Law|
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Eichler, K., Wieser, S., & Brügger, U. (2009). The costs of limited health literacy : a systematic review. International Journal of Public Health, 2009(54), 313–324. https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-5025
Eichler, K., Wieser, S. and Brügger, U. (2009) ‘The costs of limited health literacy : a systematic review’, International Journal of Public Health, 2009(54), pp. 313–324. Available at: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-5025.
K. Eichler, S. Wieser, and U. Brügger, “The costs of limited health literacy : a systematic review,” International Journal of Public Health, vol. 2009, no. 54, pp. 313–324, 2009, doi: 10.21256/zhaw-5025.
Eichler, Klaus, et al. “The Costs of Limited Health Literacy : A Systematic Review.” International Journal of Public Health, vol. 2009, no. 54, 2009, pp. 313–24, https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-5025.
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