Educated patient key to health literacy

Yurcan, Bryan F.
March 2007
Fairfield County Business Journal;3/19/2007, Vol. 46 Issue 13, p18
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.


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