Health literacy is the ability to read, understand and act, on medical information. It is up to the nurse performing home care to adequately assess the patient’s literacy level in order to determine if they are taking their medications correctly. Limited health literacy is likely linked to medication errors. It is ultimately important to educate them to take their medications as ordered to keep them out of the hospital. The average American reads at an 8th-grade level, we regularly impart information at a college level.
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