Health Literacy in the EU: Video

Originally posted on ScienceRoll:

Here is an animated infographic about how they tried to measure health literacy and identify potential problems in 8 European countries. To be honest, the results are quite negative. I’ve been talking about the importance of digital literacy and how we should include it in the medical curriculum, while patients sometimes struggle understanding the information their doctor provides them with.

This animated infographic shows the main outcome of the European Health Literacy Survey (HLS-EU), which formed part of the European Health Literacy Project from 2009-2012.

The project reached its objectives of measuring health literacy in Europe, establishing a European Network (Health Literacy Europe) and of creating advisory bodies on health literacy in eight European countries to manifest health literacy as a topic on the European health agenda.

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