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Thought you might be interested in the following article -

Andrus MR. Health literacy : a review.
Pharmacotherapy 2002 Mar; 22(3): 282-302.

The last sentence of the abstract states: "The medical community must
acknowledge this issue and develop strategies to ensure that patients
receive assistance in overcoming the barriers that limit their ability to
function adequately in the health care environment."


I haven't had time to read the article, so I don't know if
libraries/librarians are mentioned.


Cathy Jordan
Medical Librarian
National Naval Medical Center
Bethesda MD
301-295-1185
301-295-6001 fax
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