Easing the Information Burden in the Wake of a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Nearly 80 million Americans have basic or below basic health literacy. But Dartmouth Institute Assistant Professor Marie-Anne Durand is helping health care providers better communicate with breast cancer patients with limited literacy or English proficiency.

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About 30% of the nation's spending on health care is unnecessary


or more of all litigation claims are based on breakdown in communication


MRI use among women with newly diagnosed breast cancer has increased tenfold in the last decade without evidence that it improves outcomes

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