Show: Physician Focus

Episode: Physician Focus: Medical Literacy


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Episode Description:

Medical Literacy is the ability of patients to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make informed decisions about their health. But the percentage of the population who can do this is low: Only 10% are full literate, 15% are totally illiterate, and about 40% have only basic or below basic literacy skills. Medical illiteracy leads to higher rates of disease and mortality, more use of emergency rooms, and higher costs for our health care system. How can we increase medical literacy rates? What can patients, physicians, and other providers do to improve the situation?

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File Name of SD Episode: PF-2011-12-MedicalLiteracy.mpg

Total SD Episode Video Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:30:00

File Size of SD Episode Video: 1,162,260,480 Bytes

Resolution of SD Episode Video: 720x480

Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 08:21


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