Publications OECD Health Working Paper - Health Literacy for People-Centred Care: Where do OECD countries stand?

In the 2017 OECD Health  Ministerial Statement,  ministers agreed on  the importance of addressing health literacy barriers to help health systems become more people centred. This paper sheds light on where OECD countries stand on that front. In the 21stcentury care, the old paradigm “because the doctor said so” no longer holds. Individuals are now seeking ways to understand their health options and take more control over their health decisions. But this is not an easy task. Professionals continue to use medical jargon, drug instructions are not always clear, and health information in clinical settings continue to be complex and challenging to navigate... [continue reading]