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Written information given to patients and families by palliative care units : a national survey.

Payne, Sheila and Large, Shirley and Jarrett, Nicola and Turner, Pauline (2000) Written information given to patients and families by palliative care units : a national survey. The Lancet, 355 (9217). p. 1792.

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Abstract

A national survey of written information given to patients and their families by palliative care units found that 64% of leaflets could be understood by only an estimated 40% of the British population. Many of the leaflets did not meet basic guidelines on legibility and readability.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The Lancet
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 32550
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 29 Mar 2010 09:57
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2013 11:08
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/32550

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