TITLE

Inability to comprehend health information a serious problem

AUTHOR(S)
Guthrie, Ellen Whipple
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
Pharmacy Today;Aug2005, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents a survey on the estimated number of citizens who are lacking of understanding the health care information in the U.S. Inclusion of the increased costs of health care system; Complexity of medical information; Use of tools for enhancing counseling and educational efforts.
ACCESSION #
18120602

 

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