TITLE

Health literacy missing link in health care consumerism

AUTHOR(S)
Cave, Dan
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Apr2006, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Offers views on the long-term viability of consumer-directed health care in producing a sustainable control in U.S. health care costs. Implication of low health literacy for the improvement of health care in the country; Effect of consumerism on the delivery of health care service; Consequences of poor employee-consumer decisions.
ACCESSION #
20501342

 

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