The Importance of Readability in Medical Literature

The Importance of Readability in Medical Literature and My Year Long Journey Immersed in The Scientific Method

By: Kimberly Menezes

The American Venous Forum in New Orleans provided the podium for conveying our message about readability to the medical community. We found that the grade-level of what patients in the United States read on the Internet about varicose veins was greater than that of a freshman in college. In comparison, The New York Times has an 8th grade reading level; Time magazine has a 7th grade reading level; and Readers Digest has a 6th grade reading level.  Read more...