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Association of health literacy with postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery.

Wright JP, Edwards GC, Goggins K, et al. JAMA surgery. 2018;153:137-142.

Patients' health literacy can have have profound safety implications. This retrospective study found that patients with low health literacy undergoing major abdominal surgery experienced a longer length of stay during the index hospitalization.