Understanding the health literacy of America: results of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy.

@article{Cutilli2009UnderstandingTH,
  title={Understanding the health literacy of America: results of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy.},
  author={Carolyn Crane Cutilli and Ian M. Bennett},
  journal={Orthopedic nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={27-32; quiz 33-4}
}
Health literacy refers to an individual's ability to understand healthcare information to make appropriate decisions. Healthcare professionals are obligated to make sure that patients understand information to maximize the benefits of healthcare. The National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) provides information on the literacy/health literacy levels of… CONTINUE READING