QUESTION: How is the literacy level of materials determined on MedlinePlus? There is an FAQ section on MedlinePlus that deals with the easy-to-read section http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/faq/easytoread.html.
ANSWER: ” MedlinePlus does not decide the literacy level of materials. The people who write the materials are the ones who decide if they are easy to read. In general, easy to read materials are usually written at a 5th to 8th grade reading level. The interactive health tutorials are written at a 5th to 6th grade reading level. The summaries on our health topic pages aim for a 5th to 8th grade reading level.”