Medical Writing Writing for Patients Partnering with patient associations: Engaging medical writers to support health literacy for patients
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Volume 29, Issue 4 - Writing for Patients

Partnering with patient associations: Engaging medical writers to support health literacy for patients

Abstract

As patients are increasingly involved in healthcare decisions, there is a growing need for them to have access to appropriate health information. Medical writers, being a link between medical research and published data, are well placed to make medical research accessible for patients. Presented here is a discussion with Otto Spranger, patient advocate of the Global Allergy and Airways Patient Platform, Vienna, Austria, about access to clinical research data and the role of medical writers in improving health literacy

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