How poor literacy leads to poor health care

Terry C. Davis, Helen Meldrum, Penelope K.P. Tippy, Barry D. Weiss, Mark V. Williams

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More than 90 million Americans have limited literacy skills, a burden that profoundly affects the quality of their health care. You can help by recognizing the problem, simplifying your written and oral communications, and verifying that patients have received and understood the message.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-127
Number of pages34
JournalPatient Care
Issue number16
StatePublished - Oct 15 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management

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