Assessing health literacy to identify patients for pharmacist-provided counseling on high-risk medications

Brown, Victoria T.; LeBlanc, Yvonne C.; Efird, Leigh E.; Nesbit, Todd; Wellman, Jessica C.; Feldman, Leonard
September 2011
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;9/15/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 18, p1692
Academic Journal
The article discusses the need to counsel patients on high-risk medication. According to the author the counseling of the patients on their entire medication regimen helps them in highest qualitative care and so Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine (REALM-SF) a screeing tool was developed to assess the literacy of the patients. This is easy through the REALM-SF screening tool which helps in identifying patients who need counseling.


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