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Signs for Possible Low Health Literacy

Purpose:

To identify a patient who may have poor health literacy or another problem that may compromise participation in healthcare decisions.

Specialty:

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Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, public health

ICD-10:

Z55.0, Z55.8

Description:

Evanagelista et al listed a number of signs that can help to identify a patient who may have a low health literacy. These patients can be targeted for a more formal assessment. The authors are from multiple institutions in the United States and the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA).

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