Letters Health literacy

Doctors’ numeracy and communication skills need to improve

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3069 (Published 01 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3069
  1. Hazel Thornton, honorary visiting fellow, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester1
  1. 1Colchester CO5 7EA, UK
  1. hazelcagct{at}keme.co.uk

Raynor’s editorial seems to assume that only patients and citizens have poor understanding.1 Until we identify and understand all the reasons for health illiteracy, we will not find solutions. The goal of increasing …

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