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health literacyHealth care A measure of a person's ability to understand health-related information and make informed decisions about that information; HL includes interpreting prescriptions and following self care insturctions. See Literacy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
health lit·er·a·cy(helth lit'ĕr-ă-sē)
nursing Ability of members of the public to read, understand, and interpret health care information.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
health literacyThe capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services. A certain minimal degree of health literacy is necessary in order to make appropriate health decisions.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005