Health literacy in the pharmacy

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: ROOK, Laurien (KNMP, Den Haag, Netherlands)
  • Co-author(s): Gudule Boland
    Nicolette van Horssen
    Ilse Boekweg-Nijland
    Laurien Rook
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Low literate patients (2.5 million in the Netherlands) find it difficult to understand pharmacists’ explanations and written health information. This leads to low therapy adherence, mistakes with medication use, and an increased risk of complications and hospital admissions. 

    Purpose

    Pharos and KNMP promote correct use of medication of low ..

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