- •Health literacy is a key metric to improve patient health outcomes.
- •Limited English proficiency among primarily Spanish-speaking patients compounds health literacy concerns.
- •The administration of a Spanish single-item literacy tool and the documentation of literacy level is feasible within a primary care clinic visit.
- •The use of the Spanish single-item literacy tool increased the recognition and coding of limited health literacy in the electronic medical record.
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