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Health literacy and mortality among elderly persons.

Baker DW, Wolf MS, Feinglass J, et al. Archives of internal medicine. 2007;167:1503-9.

This prospective cohort study found increased mortality among elderly persons with poor health literacy, even after adjusting for confounding factors. Poor health literacy has previously been linked to inability to understand prescription drug labels.