TITLE

Health Literacy: Another Quality and Safety Challenge

AUTHOR(S)
Freeman, Jerome W.
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
South Dakota Medicine;2010, p318
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article addresses the challenges in boosting health literacy. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, health literacy refers to the person's capability to obtain, interpret and understand medical information and medical care services. The author explains why much of the disparity in health literacy in the U.S. is counterintuitive. Health literacy is associated with the quality of medical care and patient safety.
ACCESSION #
57494204

 

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