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Promoting literacy to increase adherence

Roughly 80 million Americans navigate health care's complexities with limited health literacy skills. ... Routine screening isn't the best solution to the health literacy problem, Dr.
July 2011

QD: News Every Day--4 of 5 doctors see low health literacy among patients

QD: News Every Day--4 of 5 doctors see low health literacy among patients. ... ACP Internist's July cover story addresses easy steps to handle low health literacy.
May 2019

Improving health literacy by healing the doctor-patient relationship

Improving health literacy by healing the doctor-patient relationship. When it comes to understanding medical information, even the most sophisticated patient may not be "smarter than a fifth grader.". ... A new federal program called the Health Literacy
May 2019

Health numeracy

Health numeracy. There is a growing awareness of the importance of health literacy, the extent to which patients and their families are able to understand words we speak and the written ... Ira S. Nash, MD, FACP, is the senior vice president and
May 2019

QD: News Every Day--Patient education materials written above nation's average reading level

Researchers wrote, "One simple adjustment is to write more clearly, which may increase comprehension regardless of the reader's health literacy capabilities. ... The use of pictures and videos may also be an effective way of increasing a patient's
May 2019

Plain English about ounces, pounds, dollars and sense

every day! There is English literacy; and there is health literacy. ... We could create a culture in which everyone simply acquires health literacy the way they acquire language.
May 2019

Blog keeps track of all those guidelines

A second blog lists health literacy and patient communication issues. The LSU Health Sciences Center Medical Library hosts the blogs, which grew out of work by Julie Esparza with hospitalists at ... Deaconess Health System and continues through her
May 2019

ACP Internist

Patient communication skills hinge upon careful listening and speaking, cultural literacy, humility, and awareness of the patient's health literacy and numeracy. ... An admittedly technophobic internist recounts her first day using an electronic health

Reconcilable differences

During med reconciliation with a patient recently “You're taking the pills in this bottle?” “That bottle there?” The Grady elder picked it u...
May 2019

Are your patients health literate?

D etermining a patient's health literacy can be a challenge for physicians. ... According to a recent report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, approximately 80 million Americans have limited health literacy, which means, the Institute of
July 2011

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