Quick Read: Information Makes a Difference to Patients at All Incomes Levels

We know that information makes for greater engagement among patients. The same premise holds for low-income Californians, a new survey shows. Among people surveyed, more than eight in ten who said they were informed about their health also said they understood their provider’s advice and treatment plans. Among people who felt they lacked information, just 55 percent said they play a role in their health care decisions.

Low-income Californians are more likely to feel empowered and engaged in decisions about their health care when they are more informed about their condition and the options available to them, according to a report released Monday.

Read more at: www.healthycal.org

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