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

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>20/05/2000
<mark>Journal</mark>The Lancet
Issue number9217
Volume355
Pages (from-to)1792
StatePublished
Original languageEnglish

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.