Written information given to patients and families by palliative care units: a national survey.

@article{Payne2000WrittenIG,
  title={Written information given to patients and families by palliative care units: a national survey.},
  author={Sheila Payne and Shirley Large and Nicola Jarrett and P. K. Turner},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2000},
  volume={355 9217},
  pages={1792}
}
A national survey of written information given to patients and their families by pallative care units found that 64% of leaflets could be understood by only an estimated 40% of the British population. Many of the leaflets did not meet basic guidelines on legibility and readability. 

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