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Home Health and Wellness Health Literacy

Health information is complicated, and it often is not conveyed in a simple manner.

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Most adults, regardless of education level, want health care information that is easy to read and understand.

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Some health care professionals are reluctant to use plain language when communicating with patients.

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A large body of research shows that health literacy affects nearly every aspect of health, from medical knowledge to mortality.

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Health care facilities can be challenging for the average patient to navigate.

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The average consumer is not familiar with health terminology.

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A wealth of health information is available on the internet.

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Health care facilities, including clinics, pharmacies, and hospitals, can be challenging for the average patient to navigate.

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Although definitions of health literacy emphasize individual abilities, health literacy is really about the interaction between individuals and the health care environment.

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