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Health literacy in transitions of care: an innovative objective structured clinical examination for fourth-year medical students in an internship preparation course.

Bloom-Feshbach K, Casey D, Schulson L, et al. Journal of general internal medicine. 2016;31:242-246.

This educational intervention study found that participation in a skills-based health literacy workshop enhanced medical students' communication during a standardized patient examination compared to students who had not completed the workshop. These results show that literacy-appropriate communication is a teachable skill. A previous AHRQ WebM&M interview discussed the importance of health literacy for patient safety.