Monday, 19 March 2012

Health Literacy

A BMJ study highlights the importance of patient literacy, having looked at the effects in 8,000 adults. Poor 'health literacy' has a significant impact on patient mortality.
Being a patient requires the understanding of a lot of information; prescriptions, test preparations, appointments, doctors questions/answers/diagnosis and any online information. This information, if not understood, can reduce the effectiveness of any treatment and have a detrimental impact on the health of that person.

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