Illiteracy: The silent barrier to health care

Kefalides, Paul T.
February 1999
Annals of Internal Medicine;02/16/99 Part 1 of 2, Vol. 130 Issue 4, p333
Academic Journal
Discusses challenges facing clinicians and health communication workers in dealing with illiterate patients in the United States. Results of the National Adult Literacy Survey; Cost of illiteracy to the health care system; Detection of illiteracy; Developing interventions to improve communication with illiterate patients.


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