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Title Health literacy : a prescription to end confusion / Committee on Health Literacy, Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, [Institute of Medicine] ; Lynn Nielsen-Bohlman, Alison M. Panzer, David A. Kindig, editors
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2004]


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Description xix, 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. What is health literacy? -- 3. The extent and associations of limited health literacy -- 4. Culture and society -- 5. Educational systems -- 6. Health systems -- 7. Vision for a health-literate America -- App. The relationship between health literacy and medical costs / David H. Howard -- App. Improving chronic disease care for populations with limited health literacy / Dean Schillinger -- App. Outside the clinician-patient relationship : a call to action for health literacy / Barry D. Weiss -- App. Sample material from selected assessments of literacy and health literacy
Summary "Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion examines the body of knowledge that applies to the field of health literacy and recommends actions to promote a health-literate society. By examining the extent of limited health literacy and the ways to change it, we can improve the health of individuals and populations."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available via the World Wide Web
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Literacy -- United States.
Health education -- United States.
Health literacy -- United States.
Health Education -- standards.
Health Education -- methods.
Educational Status.
Communication Barriers.
Health Education -- methods.
Health Education -- standards.
Communication Barriers.
Educational Status.
United States.
United States.
Author Nielsen-Bohlman, Lynn.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Health Literacy.
LC no. 2004004829
ISBN 0309091179 hardcover
0309529263 pdf
OTHER TI Ebrary Academic Complete Subscription Collection