IOM Releases Report on Improving Care for Patients with Low Health-Literacy

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The Institute of Medicine has released a report on the development of performance measures designed to accommodate people who have low health literacy.

 Health literacy impacts understanding of medical directions, labels and warnings. Providing quality care requires improving providers' rapport with patients who have low health literacy, according to the report.

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To download the full report, copy and paste the following link into your web browser. 

http://iom.edu/Global/Perspectives/2013/~/media/Files/Perspectives-Files/2013/Discussion-Papers/BPH-IntegratingHealthLiteracy.pdf

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