Turac, Ilkay Sevinc
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Health literacy has been defined as access to health services of individuals, understand and use health information systems, interpret health-related issue and make right decision. In recent years, the importance of health literacy has been rising from studies with positive results in worldwide. According to the research, rates of emergency visit, hospitalization, readmission in hospital and health care cost are decreased, patient-physician communication, mammography utilization rate, chronic disease screening rates are increased. In this study, the health literacy will be investigated and the importance of health literacy will be state. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.