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Low Health Literacy Linked to Mortality in CHF Patients
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Asking congestive heart failure patients just three simple questions can determine their health literacy level and might just keep them alive longer, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente and other researchers in Colorado.

“Measuring health literacy is extremely helpful, because clinicians make inferences about patients’ literacy levels that are not always correct,” says Pamela Peterson, MD, the lead author of the report and an affiliate investigator with Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research in Denver.