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Health literacy

Plenty of information about the topic of health is available – but which sources are reliable? And how can people use this information to lead a healthier life? There are many advantages to being well informed about healthcare. For example, people with a good level of health literacy find it easier to avoid illness, make good decisions and navigate their way around the healthcare system.

Improving health literacy

Health literacy is the ability to find, understand, process and use health-related information. Why is this important and where can high-quality health-related information be found?

Numbers to call in the event of an emergency

This article explains the emergency numbers and hotlines that can help with urgent health problems, acute crises or poisoning.

Evidence-based medicine (EBM)

All patients want to be given effective treatment so that they can recover as quickly as possible. Evidence-based medicine provides the foundation for this.