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Building the Case for Health Literacy: Proceedings of a Workshop.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; NAS.

Health literacy affects patients' ability to comprehend information about their health and participate effectively with clinicians to ensure their care is safe, appropriate, and effective. This workshop report summarizes discussions about health literacy programs and provides case studies of health organizations that have adopted such programs. A PSNet perspective discusses the intersection of patient safety and health literacy.