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By Frank Federico | Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014
Inadequate health literacy can lead to numerous negative effects on an individual’s health, including poor self-care, increased utilization of services, worse outcomes, and decreased likelihood of receiving preventive care. Poor communication also contributes to unnecessary readmissions and reduced patient satisfaction and engagement.

 

Tag(s): Communication, Engage Patients and Families in Care, Satisfaction: Patient and Family, Patient Self-Management, Patient Safety
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