Hudson Kidney Group, USA
Title: Health literacy in kidney disease
Deepika Jain has completed her MD in New Delhi, India and continued her career in Medicine and then Nephrology in USA at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is currently working in New Jersey as part of Hudson Kidney group affiliated with RWJ St Barnabas health care and CarPoint health systems. She has published several papers on health literacy on dialysis patients.
Health literacy is the capacity of an individual to understand information related to a disease in order to make an informed decision. In patients with kidney diseases, studies have reported increasing impact of limited health literacy on health outcomes. Our paper discusses current literature on health literacy in kidney diseases.