Low Health Literacy Linked to Higher Risk of Death and More Emergency Room Visits and Hospitalizations
Low health literacy in older Americans is linked to poorer health status and a higher risk of death, according to a new evidence report by HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). More than 75 million English-speaking adults in the United States have limited health literacy, making it difficult for them to understand and use basic health information.
[posted — Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Update]
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