11 tips to help maximise your patients' health literacy

Most Australians have a positive view of their own health, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics survey, but GPs should not take this self-reporting for granted.1

Health literacy

Health information and health systems have both become increasingly complex, and the reality is that almost 60% of adult Australians struggle with navigating them.2

Health literacy is about having a range of skills and behaviours to care for one’s own health — such as being able to read about what foods are required for healthy eating, the