TITLE

Health literacy in the United States

PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2008, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality which revealed that 12 percent of adults in the U.S. have proficient health literacy, particularly the skills to manage their own health care proficiency. A definition of health literacy is presented, which refers to the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make health care decisions.
ACCESSION #
33362119

 

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