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Health Literacy - Advances and Trends

Carlos Rios-González

Universidad Nacional de Caaguazu, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas

Researcher in Public Health, with more than 100 articles published in the area. President of the National Committee of Ethics in Health Research of Paraguay. Associate Editor and diagramming of the Journal of Public Health of Paraguay, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical and Social Medicine.

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Health Education Information Science Personal Health Literacy Consumer Health Information Health Care Facilities Manpower and Services Patient Medication Knowledge Strategies Health Literacy Workgroup Health Decisions Public Health

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Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions. Health literacy skills allow patients to take control of their well-being by making smart healthcare choices, improving their communication with doctors, and giving them the information they need to advocate for themselves in a medical setting. Without health literacy, patients can suffer real consequences.


From a public health perspective, reduced health literacy can lead to widespread consequences. “Low health literacy is also costly for the country because when people don't understand health information and instructions, they are more likely to have worse health outcomes and unnecessarily use emergency room services,”. Experts agree that health literacy is vital to reducing healthcare costs and improving public health. The path to improving health literacy isn’t always straightforward, however.


“Unfortunately, up to 9 out of 10 adults can have limited health literacy, and this can be fluid,” Blue says. “It can be more challenging to be health literate when we are sick or in pain, so even someone who normally has a high level of health literacy may struggle at times to understand and process health information.”

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Date completed: February 16th 2022

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Expected publication date: November 21st 2022

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About the editor

Carlos Rios-González

Universidad Nacional de Caaguazu, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas

Doctor, a specialist in Family and Community Medicine, a specialist in Health Research, a specialist in University Didactics, and a specialist in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Master in Hospital Administration, Master in Scientific Research Methodology, Ph.D. in Public Health, pursuing a Master in Higher Education in Medical Sciences, and Doctorate in Education (in the thesis process). Director of Research Faculty of Medical Sciences of the National University of Caaguazu, Researcher at the National Institute of Health of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare, director of the Center Cochrane Paraguay. Advisor to the Latin American Federation of Scientific Societies of Medical Students (FELSOCEM). President of the National Committee of Ethics in Health Research of Paraguay. Associate Editor and diagramming of the Journal of Public Health of Paraguay, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical and Social Medicine

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