Guide offers ideas to improve health literacy

May 2010
Patient Education Management;May2010, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p52
Academic Journal
The article discusses the list of strategies to improve the health literacy of the patients including the primary care physician office and an adult literacy program in British Columbia.


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