- 2 July 2021
Episode 30: New survey results shine a light on health literacy in Australia
- 2 July 2021
In this episode about health literacy, NPS MedicineWise CEO Adj A/Prof Steve Morris is joined by health consumer advocate Debra Letica and CEO of the Consumers Health Forum, Leanne Wells.
New survey findings have shown that one in five consumers rarely or never felt comfortable asking their doctor, pharmacist or nurse when they needed more information. Steve, Debra and Leanne discuss how health literacy is a fundamental pathway to good healthcare, practical ways health professionals can help consumers feel more in control of their own health care, and why it’s so important to include consumers in shaping health care messages.
- NPS MedicineWise and CHF: New survey results shine a light on health literacy in Australia: https://www.nps.org.au/media/new-survey-results-shine-a-light-on-health-literacy-in-australia
- Consumer Health Literacy Segmentation and Activation Research Project – Final report: https://www.nps.org.au/assets/Consumer-Segmentation-and-Activation-Project_FINAL-Report-28-January-2021.pdf
- A personal journey from a carer to a Choosing Wisely advocate - Debra Letica: https://www.choosingwisely.org.au/featured-stories/a-personal-journey-from-a-carer-to-a-choosing-wisely-advocate
- Choosing Wisely - 5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider before you get any test, treatment, or procedure: https://www.choosingwisely.org.au/resources/consumers-and-carers/5questions