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Patient Engagement: Communication

Patient-Centered Communication

Reasons for Readmissions

• Poor patient understanding of the disease or treatment
• Inadequate follow-up or confusion about follow-up
• Comorbidities such as substance abuse and psychiatric diagnoses
• Financial difficulties
• Lack of insurance
• Premature discharge
• Lack of discussion about care goals
• Low health literacy


“As I Lay Dying” — Patient Readmission and Non-Compliance

, NEJM Journal Watch, 2017

Why This is Important

...learn not only what’s the matter with them but also what matters to them.

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