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Classifying Patient's Health Literacy and Ability to Read Instructions

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient's ability to read and comprehend health-related forms and instructions.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, public health

ICD-10:

Z55.0, Z55.8

Description:

Evangelista et al used a simple scheme to classify a patient's health literacy. This can be expanded to cover other elements of comprehension.

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