Numeracy skill and the communication, comprehension, and use of risk-benefit.

Author Name: 
Peters E, Hibbard J, Slovic P, Dieckmann N.
Publication Date: 
Monday, January 1, 2007
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Description: 
Current health care policy emphasizes improving health outcomes and the efficacy of health care delivery by supporting informed consumer choices. Innumeracy, an element of poor health literacy, is associated with the comprehension and use of important health information. The authors review this literature and examine what can be done to help less numerate people act more effectively and take charge of their health. They believe that the definition of health literacy should also include the format of the provided information and what it requires from patients. (Martin, J. 2013)