Health literacy--a new concept for general practice?

@article{Adams2009HealthLN,
  title={Health literacy--a new concept for general practice?},
  author={Robert J. Adams and Nigel Stocks and David A. H. Wilson and Catherine L Hill and Susan Gravier and Ilona S. Kickbusch and Justin John Beilby},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={
          144-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND 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. OBJECTIVE This article aims to describe the concept of health literacy, its importance and its applications in the general practice setting. DISCUSSION Australia trails behind other western countries in practical applications of health literacy. Health literacy underpins… CONTINUE READING

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