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Journal Article

Health literacy in primary care practice.

Hersh L, Salzman B, Snyderman D. American family physician. 2015;92:118-24.

Limited health literacy can lead to patients misunderstanding care instructions. This commentary discusses organizational and individual strategies for primary care practices to help ensure patients can understand and act on the information they are given regarding their care, including avoiding the use of medical jargon, employing visual aids, and providing written information at a fifth- to sixth-grade reading level.