This study, highlighted in a recent BHIC Blog post, is well known to following of health literacy issues.
Study found inability to interpret health information linked to poorer outcomes.
By Kathleen Doheny
FRIDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) — If you have low “health literacy,” defined as having difficulty understanding medical information, your health may be at risk. In a review of 96 published studies, researchers concluded that low health literacy is linked with many types of poorer health outcomes and poorer use of health services.
- Low “Health Literacy” May Mean Worse Health (nlm.nih.gov)