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... "This is clearly a serious issue that the field of health literacy needs to address." To explore the aspects of health literacy that impact the ability of patients to understand and follow discharge instructions and to learn from examples of how discharge instructions can be written to improve patient understanding of -- and hence compliance with -- discharge instructions, the 1  The planning committee's role was limited to planning the workshop, and the workshop summary has been prepared by the workshop rapporteurs as a factual summary of what occurred at the workshop. Statements, recommendations, and opinions expressed are those of individual presenters and participants and are not necessarily endorsed or verified by the Institute of Medicine (IOM)
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... The planning committee comprised Darren DeWalt, Benard Dreyer, Alex Federman, George Isham, and Ruth Parker. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions that occurred throughout the workshop, highlighting lessons presented, practical strategies, and potential challenges and opportunities for improving discharge instructions.

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