TITLE

Illiteracy: The silent barrier to health care

AUTHOR(S)
Kefalides, Paul T.
PUB. DATE
February 1999
SOURCE
Annals of Internal Medicine;02/16/99 Part 1 of 2, Vol. 130 Issue 4, p333
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
1577052

 

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