Limited health literacy and adverse outcomes among kidney transplant candidates

Practice Gap

Over a third of adults in the United States have limited health literacy and it impacts healthcare utilization
and patient outcomes, particularly among kidney transplantation (KT) candidates. Recent work suggests
that limited health literacy is a salient mechanism in access to KT and is associated with an increased risk
of waitlist mortality. Yet, few centers screen for limited health literacy. This activity will help increase the
awareness of limited health literacy in KT candidates among transplant specialists.

Learner Objectives
1. Become familiar with a tool to measure health literacy
2. Identify the prevalence of and risk factors for limited health literacy among kidney transplant
3. Understand the consequences of limited health literacy for kidney transplant candidates

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ASTS designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Activity Disclosures
The authors of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for completing ASTS MOC – Education through AJT modules
*Please note, you must hit the “next” button at the bottom left after each step to continue in the
1. Review article.
2. Complete post-test. A passing score of 75% is required to move forward. The test can be retaken
as many times as necessary.
3. Complete the evaluation.
4. Access your AJT MOC certificate(s) and transcript of modules completed under the “My
Learning” tab. 


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3 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  3/3 points to pass
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1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 credit  |  Certificate available