Low health literacy: what pharmacists can do to help

Brown, Lawrence; Upchurch, Gina; Frank, Sarah K
January 2006
Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p4
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The article discusses the role of pharmacists in assessing and addressing low health literacy of patients. A definition of health literacy is provided. The primary reason for the need for pharmacists to be concerned about the issue is revealed. A discussion of the findings of the study "Identifying and Assisting Low-Literacy Patients with Medication Use: A Survey of Community Pharmacies" is presented.


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