Health literacy is defined as the ability to read, understand and use healthcare information to make decisions and follow instructions for treatment. Studies reveal that up to 50% of patients cannot understand basic healthcare information. Only ExitCare® offers two levels of patient education:
ExitCare content is assessed using the Flesch-Kincaid formula and standards set by experts in the health literacy field.
ExitCare’s Easy-to-Read documents include:
ExitCare’s Commitment to Excellence (see link below) results in peer-reviewed, evidence-based and lay-person understandable content consistent with current medical practices and guidelines. This 4-page overview describes many aspects that encompass our commitment to developing documents which meet very demanding criteria.
Today, the most common reading level measurement tool used by medical professionals is Flesch-Kincaid. The “Reading Level” link below explains many of the advantages and disadvantages to this widely used tool.
Product Fact Sheet
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Click here for a sample Diverticulitis, Easy-to-Read pdf file (33KB).
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Click here for a pdf file (322KB) on Reading Level.
Click here for a pdf file (206KB) with details: Health Literacy and ExitCare