Improving health literacy for better patient outcomes

Improving health literacy for better patient outcomes

Understanding today’s medicines, with their complex modes of action and potential side effects, can be difficult for many people. It’s not just reading that can pose a challenge to patients. Writing, speaking, and numeracy are other fundamental skills that patients may also be lacking. As a result, many people may find it hard to stick … Continued

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Tips for incorporating health literacy best practices into your patient materials

Health literacy is important for everyone. All people, at some point in their lives, need to be able to access, understand and act upon health information in order to manage health problems that may arise. Astellas is committed to working with you to help you develop and provide health information that is easy for people … Continued

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Tips for incorporating health literacy best practices into your patient materials
Research rundown: poor health literacy can lead to more emergency department visits

Research rundown: poor health literacy can lead to more emergency department visits

The claim Poor health literacy increases the risk of preventable emergency department (ED) visits. The science Health literacy is defined as the degree to which someone can obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services.1 Poor health literacy is particularly an issue when it comes to communicating complex scientific information to patients. In the … Continued

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