Taking Medical Jargon Out of Doctors’ Visits

Explaining Healthcare Administration Terms, Too!

By Ann MiIler RN, MHA


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According to the Wall Street Journal, when it comes to understanding medical information, even the most sophisticated patient may not fully understand. Nearly nine out of 10 adults have difficulty following routine medical advice, largely because it’s often incomprehensible to average people, the CDC says. And that’s bad for health care.

Enter the Medical Jargon

Confused by scientific jargon, doctors’ instructions and complex medical phrases, patients are more likely to skip necessary medical tests or fail to properly take their medications, the agency says. Studies show that poor health literacy drives up costs to the health-care system and worsens patient outcomes. 



And so, we too have attempted to explain some of the healthcare administration and practice management jargon in use today


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One Response

  1. Cities with Lowest Cost of Medical Visit

    1. Jacksonville, FL
    2. Laredo, TX
    3. Port St. Lucie, FL
    4. Huntsville, AL
    5. Montgomery, AL

    Source: WalletHub


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