Medical Writing Health Economics and Market Access Profile: An interview with Blanca Mayor Serrano on the state-of-the-art of health literacy in Spain

Volume 22, Issue 3 - Health Economics and Market Access

Profile: An interview with Blanca Mayor Serrano on the state-of-the-art of health literacy in Spain

Abstract

There seems to be a move towards ‘patient-centred’ health care as part of an overall effort to improve the quality of health care and to reduce costs. Individual patients and providers have to work together to ensure effective communication. Patients need to take an active role in health-related decisions and develop strong health information skills; healthcare providers have to utilise effective health communication skills; health educators have to write printed and web-based information using plain language.

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