Health literacy and preventive health care use among Medicare enrollees in a managed care organization.

@article{Scott2002HealthLA,
  title={Health literacy and preventive health care use among Medicare enrollees in a managed care organization.},
  author={Tracy L Scott and Julie A. Gazmararian and Mark V. Williams and David W. Baker},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={395-404}
}
BACKGROUND Many older adults in Medicare managed care programs have low health literacy, and this may affect use of preventive services. OBJECTIVES To determine whether older adults with inadequate health literacy were less likely to report receiving influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations, mammograms, and Papanicolaou smears than individuals with adequate health literacy after adjusting for other covariates. RESEARCH DESIGN Cross-sectional survey; home interviews with community dwelling… CONTINUE READING
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