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Patient health literacy: understanding barriers to improve outcomes

Living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not easy, and patients must adopt lifestyle changes that can be difficult. Owing to the complexities of the disease, patients must be supported to improve their understanding of CKD and to enable them to make informed decisions about the management of their disease.

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Ortiz, J.D. Patient health literacy: understanding barriers to improve outcomes. Nat Rev Nephrol 18, 129–130 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41581-022-00536-5

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