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Low health literacy patients in under-resourced systems: do they know what medicines information they need or want and where to source it?

  • In: 8F3 - Short oral communications of the Pharmacy Information Section on Monday, 8 October 2012, 12:15-13:45
  • At: Amsterdam (the Netherlands) (2012)
  • Type: Presentations + Posters
  • By: DOWSE, Ros (Rhodes University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Grahamstown, South Africa)
  • Abstract:

    BackgroundPatients in under-resourced health systems who often have low health literacy seldom receive written medicines information and are more likely to misunderstand medicine instructions and related information.ObjectiveTo determine sources of health and medicines information and to investigate health information-seeking behaviour of patients


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