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Optimizing Health Literacy for Improved Clinical Practices

Optimizing Health Literacy for Improved Clinical Practices
Author(s)/Editor(s): Vassilios E. Papalois (Imperial College, UK) and Maria Theodosopoulou (Imperial College, UK)
Copyright: ©2018
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4074-8
ISBN13: 9781522540748
ISBN10: 1522540741
EISBN13: 9781522540755

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Scientific evidence from different countries around the globe shows that those with low or inadequate health-related knowledge and skills include all ages, social, and economic backgrounds. The consequences of this inadequacy simultaneously affect individuals, healthcare systems, and society in many ways, such as healthcare quality and cost. Research on health literacy can provide insight on how to improve the communication of health issues, raise awareness, and promote the lifelong learning of patients and healthcare professionals.

Optimizing Health Literacy for Improved Clinical Practices examines the latest advances in providing and helping patients and medical professionals to understand basic health information and the services that are most appropriate. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as patient engagement, mobile health, and health communication, this book is geared towards medical professionals, hospital adminstrators, healthcare providers, academicians, and researchers in the field.



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