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The Cost of Low Health Literacy

Provider in Home with Senior Patients Nurse Talking with Senior Patient

This Pharmacy Times article highlights the impact that health literacy has on hospitals readmissions. Specifically, it noted that $12.6 billion in increased hospital costs result from low health literacy. Meanwhile, it cites a broader figure of low health literacy costs lying between 7–17 percent of all healthcare expenditures. Read more at the Pharmacy Times article.