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Understanding Health Literacy

Edition/Year: 2005
Publisher: American Medical Association
Softbound,  6" x 9",  250 pages
ISBN#: 978-1-57947-630-4
Item#: OP323404
Authors: American Medical Association

Understanding Health Literacy: Implications for Medicine and Public Health

List Price: $55.00
AMA Member: $40.00

This book describes challenges, experiences and opportunities to improve levels of health literacy.

Surveys have shown that levels of literacy generally and of health literacy in particular affect patients' understanding of health issues and participation in health care decision making. As a result of studying health literacy levels, this resource:

  • Aims to help physicians and others improve the quality of care for patients
  • Helps those in the medical community improve patient communications regarding medications, tests and procedures and informed consent
  • Serves as a guide for those in medicine, public health, sociology and medical sociology

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