• Political Science, Medicine
  • Published in Annals of health law 2011

Using law to fight a silent epidemic: the role of health literacy in health care access, quality, & cost.

@article{Clark2011UsingLT,
  title={Using law to fight a silent epidemic: the role of health literacy in health care access, quality, & cost.},
  author={Brietta R. Clark},
  journal={Annals of health law},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={
          253-327, 5p preceding i
        }
}
The dominant rhetoric in the health care policy debate about cost has assumed an inherent tension between access and quality on the one hand, and cost effectiveness on the other; but an emerging discourse has challenged this narrative by presenting a more nuanced relationship between access, quality, and cost. This is reflected in the discourse surrounding health literacy, which is viewed as an important tool for achieving all three goals. Health literacy refers to one's ability to obtain… CONTINUE READING
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