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Health literacy as a European challenge

This video shows the patterns of health literacy in eight European countries.
European map, pills, patient and money
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We have considered the problem of health literacy from the patient’s perspective as experienced through accessing, understanding, appraising and applying health information and how this manifests as a problem for health professionals, the seriousness of this problem in that those experiencing difficulties have poorer health outcomes – we are now going to examine the extent of the problem.

Watch the video from the Health Literacy Europe website as it shows the pattern of levels of health literacy in 8 European countries and includes reference to what this means.

Can you identify one key challenge for health that has struck you from the results of this survey? This may be, for example, the level of limited health literacy in Europe. Please share your thoughts with other learners.

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