The University of Tennessee Medical Center

UT Medical Center Aims to Improve National Health Literacy Stats by Opening Health Information Center

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Only 12 percent of Americans have proficient health literacy, according to the most recent National Assessment of Adult Literacy. The American Medical Association (AMA) reports individuals with limited health literacy incur medical expenses that are up to four times greater than patients with adequate literacy skills, costing the healthcare system billions of dollars every year in unnecessary doctor visits and hospital stays.

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