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How to tell if a patient has limited health literacy—and what to do about it

While it’s easy to tell if a patient has jaundice, you can’t tell if a patient is health illiterate just by looking at him or her. However, recognizing and addressing health illiteracy is just as important to your patients’ well-being as making accurate clinical diagnoses. “If patients do not understand… 

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Electronic technology can improve patient adherence to chronic medications

Electronic reminders, without personal contact between the healthcare provider and patient, can improve patient adherence to chronic medications, at least in the short term, according to a recently published review. “Indian physicians and health consumers are both optimistic of using mHealth to bring down costs and increase access to healthcare… 

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