Health websites ‘too difficult to read’

Information on most consumer health websites is too complex for lay Australians to read and understand, according to their study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

The readability of government, not-for-profit, and commercial health websites was found to be above average Australian levels of reading, which for this study was set at year 8.

“Limited availability of easy to read health materials suggests many Australians may not be benefiting from the convenience of the internet,

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