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How Can Health Care Organizations Become More Health Literate?: Workshop Summary

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How Can Health Care Organizations Become More Health Literate?: Workshop Summary - Institute of Medicine, and Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, and Roundtable on Health Literacy
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Approximately 80 million adults in the United States have low health literacy - an individual's ability to obtain, process, and understand basic health information. Low health literacy creates difficulties in communicating with clinicians, poses barriers in managing chronic illness, lessens the likelihood of receiving preventive care, heightens the possibility of experiencing serious medication errors, increased risk of hospitalization, and results in poorer quality of life. It is important for health care organizations to ...

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How Can Health Care Organizations Become More Health Literate?: Workshop Summary 2012, National Academies Press, Washington

ISBN-13: 9780309256810

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