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dc.contributor.authorEichler, Klaus-
dc.contributor.authorWieser, Simon-
dc.contributor.authorBrügger, Urs-
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-13T15:50:14Z-
dc.date.available2019-02-13T15:50:14Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.issn1661-8556de_CH
dc.identifier.issn1661-8564de_CH
dc.identifier.urihttps://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/15355-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: 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.de_CH
dc.language.isoende_CH
dc.publisherSpringerde_CH
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Public Healthde_CH
dc.rightsLicence according to publishing contractde_CH
dc.subjectKostende_CH
dc.subjectKosten-Effektivitätde_CH
dc.subjectGesundheitskompetenzde_CH
dc.subject.ddc362.1041: Gesundheitsökonomiede_CH
dc.titleThe costs of limited health literacy : a systematic reviewde_CH
dc.typeBeitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschriftde_CH
dcterms.typeTextde_CH
zhaw.departementSchool of Management and Lawde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitWinterthurer Institut für Gesundheitsökonomie (WIG)de_CH
dc.identifier.doi10.21256/zhaw-5025-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00038-009-0058-2de_CH
zhaw.funding.euNode_CH
zhaw.issue54de_CH
zhaw.originated.zhawYesde_CH
zhaw.pages.end324de_CH
zhaw.pages.start313de_CH
zhaw.publication.statuspublishedVersionde_CH
zhaw.volume2009de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewPeer review (Publikation)de_CH
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