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Health Literacy: A new concept for general practice?
Australian Family Physician (2009)
  • R Adams
  • N Stocks
  • D Wislon
  • Catherine Hill
  • S Gravier
  • I Kickbusch
  • J Beilby
Abstract
Health literacy is the ability to understand and interpret the meaning of health information in written, spoken or digital form and how this motivates people to embrace or disregard actions relating to health. Recognition of the health literacy status of individuals allows use of appropriate communication tools. This can save time and effort and improve patient satisfaction and health outcomes. This article aims to describe the concept of health literacy, its importance and its applications in the general practice setting.
Keywords
  • Family practice,
  • health literacy
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
R Adams, N Stocks, D Wislon, Catherine Hill, et al.. "Health Literacy: A new concept for general practice?" Australian Family Physician Vol. 38 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/catherine_hill1/3/