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  1. BACKGROUND: Communication problems in health care may arise as a result of healthcare providers focusing on diseases and their management, rather than people, their lives and their health problems. Patient-centred approaches to care delivery in the…
  2. BACKGROUND: Low literacy is a significant problem across the developed world. A considerable body of research has reported associations between low literacy and less appropriate access to healthcare services, lower likelihood of self-managing health…
  3. BACKGROUND: The Internet is bringing fundamental changes to medical practice through improved access to health information and participation in decision making. However, patient preferences for participation in health care vary greatly. Promoting…
  4. Patient-centered interactive communication between physicians and patients is recommended to improve the quality of medical care. Numerical concepts are important components of such exchanges and include arithmetic and use of percentages, as well as…
  5. The treatment of chronic illnesses commonly includes the long-term use of pharmacotherapy. Although these medications are effective in combating disease, their full benefits are often not realized because approximately 50% of patients do not take…
  6. Health literacy is the capacity to understand basic health information and make appropriate health decisions. Tens of millions of Americans have limited health literacy-a fact that poses major challenges for the delivery of high-quality care.…
  7. In this paper, patient-centred care research is reviewed from both the system standpoint and the practitioner standpoint, including research and experience in other jurisdictions, and challenges to providing patient-centred care. OMA “Policy…
  8. This statement presents a review of the current state of patient-centered care (PCC) in cardiovascular medicine, details the many multidisciplinary efforts that are ongoing in its development, and underscores areas of needed research. The document…
  9. BACKGROUND: Patients often do not get the information they require from doctors and nurses. To address this problem, interventions directed at patients to help them gather information in their healthcare consultations have been proposed and tested.…
  10. Background The provision of patient information leaflets (PILs) is an important part of health care. PILs require evaluation, but the frameworks that are used for evaluation are largely under-informed by theory. Most evaluation to date has been…