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Say That Again? Teaching Physicians About Plain Language

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Excerpt: "If a patient misunderstands a physician’s instructions or gets confused about medication dosage, however, treatment can be ineffective or even harmful. Patients also can’t give truly informed consent if they aren’t clear about their treatment options. In the United States, 36 percent of adults have only basic or below basic health literacy, levels considered inadequate for understanding information routinely encountered in a health care setting.."  

Citation: Jablow, M. M. (2016, October 11). Say That Again? Teaching Physicians About Plain Language. Retrieved November 02, 2016, from https://news.aamc.org/patient-care/article/say-again-teaching-physicians-about-plain-language/

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