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Risks associated with low functional health literacy in an Australian population

Margo H Saunders and Anita Peerson
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 478-479.
Published online: 19 April 2010

To the Editor: The comments about health literacy by Adams and colleagues1 and Nutbeam2 are timely, given findings that 60% of Australians lack basic health literacy skills.2 Despite attention given to health literacy by the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission, current discussions remain worryingly limited.

  • Margo H Saunders1
  • Anita Peerson2

  • 1 Canberra, ACT.
  • 2 Deakin University, Geelong, VIC.

Correspondence: margos@aapt.net.au

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