Quality Consumer Tutorial 5: Health Numeracy
Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation (CQII)
Numeracy is the ability to understand and work with numbers. Health numeracy refers to the numbers involved in making health care decisions, for example, laboratory test results. Understanding the terms used by people who manage health care is a challenging task. This tutorial explains health numeracy and why it is important in health care and quality improvement. It provides tips and examples for those wanting to improve their numeracy skills.