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Teach-Back

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The teach-back method, also called the “show me” method, is a communication confirmation technique used by healthcare providers to confirm whether a patient (or caretaker) understands what is being explained to them. If a patient understands, he or she is able to “teach-back” the information accurately.

Teach-back has proven to be one of the most successful teaching strategies associated with improving comprehension of discharge instructions and is especially successful for patients with low health literacy.

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