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Health Information for All

Posted by on January 25th, 2017 Posted in: Minority Health Concerns


Healthcare consumers are dissatisfied with the state of health care information in their lives, according to a survey supported by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Oliver Wyman, and conducted by the Altarum Institute. The survey found that vulnerable US health citizens are health information-compromised. This group of people tends to be uninsured, Spanish-speaking, caregiving, and enrolled in Medicaid. The lack of health/care information access jeopardizes care access and quality, putting people at-risk for worse health outcomes, eventual higher costs, and greater burden of disease compared with people who enjoy health information access. Learn more about key findings and how to deliver patient-centered care: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ml4b

 

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Medical Librarian, Network Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM, PNR. I work for a network of libraries and organizations with an interest in health information.

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