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Tools to support patients with low Health Literacy

Medication literacy definition

The first step to improving patient health literacy is to identify those who may be at risk. Although some groups have higher rates of health literacy limitations, limited health literacy is seen in all sociodemographic groups. Therefore, a patient’s health literacy should never be assumed. The tools provided below can be used identify your patient’s health literacy level. Assessing the health literacy of our patient will allow health care providers to apply specific communication techniques that suits the needs of the patient.