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Patient Education and Health Literacy

EBSCO patient education fact sheets adhere to the most current standards in health literacy. All patient education materials have been designed with the following goals in mind:

  • Streamline information

  • Decrease unnecessary technical details and terminology

  • Provide clear, concise explanations and recommendations

  • Follow readability guidelines set by CDC “Make your Message Clear” recommendations

Images are added to the text where they enhance the patient’s understanding of the content. Headings guide the reader to the causes, symptoms and treatment options.

For more information on the health literacy guidelines we follow, please visit the following web sites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/introduction.html

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.hrsa.gov/healthliteracy/