TITLE

Educated patient key to health literacy

AUTHOR(S)
Yurcan, Bryan F.
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Fairfield County Business Journal;3/19/2007, Vol. 46 Issue 13, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has listed health literacy as one of its objectives toward the improvement of the overall state of health care in the nation. The department has defined health literacy as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services necessary to make appropriate health decisions. Moreover, health literacy is beneficial for patients and everyone involved.
ACCESSION #
24454806

 

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