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Newest Vital Sign (NVS) of Weiss et al for Evaluating Patient Literacy

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Weiss et al evaluated literacy by asking the patient to read a nutrition label and to answer 6 questions. This Newest Vital Sign (NVS) can be performed in different languages and can help identify patients who may require extra care in discussing health matters. The authors are from the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and the University of North Carolina.

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