Prof. Dr. med. Stephanie Stock
Prof. Dr. Claus Wendt (University of Siegen)
German Research Foundation
Health literacy plays a pivotal role among commmunity healthcare facilitating appropriate access to health care services and alleviating to navigate through the layers of health care systems.
There is increasing evidence on the influence of limited health literacy on health outcomes, self-care skills and avoidable health care utilization such as hospitalizations. Since now, representative data on the health literacy level of the German population is scarce.