Context Patients with the greatest health care needs may have the least ability to read and comprehend information needed to function successfully as patients.
Objective To examine the scope and consequences of poor health literacy in the United States, characterize its implications for patients and physicians, and identify policy and research issues.
Participants The 12 members of the Ad Hoc Committee on Health Literacy, American Medical : Association Council on Scientific Affairs, were selected by a key informant process as experts in the field of health literacy from a variety of backgrounds in clinical medicine, medical and health services research, medical education, psychology, adult literacy, nursing, and health education.
Evidence Literature review using the MEDLINE database for January 1966 through October 1,1996, searching Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) reading combined with text words health or literacy in the title, abstract, or MeSH.
A subsequent search using reading as a search term identified articles published between 1993 and August 1998.
Authors of relevant published abstracts were asked to provide manuscripts.
Experts in health services research, health education, and medical law identified proprietary and other unpublished references.
Consensus Process Consensus among committee members was reached through review of 216 published articles and additional unpublished manuscripts and telephone and Internet conferencing. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Littérature, Médecine, Homme, Education, Malade, Compréhension, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Position malade, Exploration
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Literature, Medicine, Human, Education, Patient, Comprehension, United States, North America, America, Patient position, Exploration
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0130317
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 16/11/1999.