Health literacy in primary health care

Helen Marie Keleher, Virginia Hagger

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    Abstract

    Health literacy is fundamental if people are to successfully manage their own health. This requires a range of skills and knowledge about health and health care, including finding, understanding, interpreting and communicating health information, seeking of appropriate care and making critical health decisions. A primary health system that is appropriate and universally accessible requires an active agenda based on research of approaches to address low health literacy, while health care providers should be alert to the widespread problems of health literacy which span all age levels.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)24 - 30
    Number of pages7
    JournalAustralian Journal of Primary Health
    Volume13
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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