Making primarily professional terms more comprehensible to the lay audience.

Sergey Goryachev, Qing Zeng-Treitler, Catherine Arnott Smith, Allen C. Browne, Guy Divita, Alla Keselman, Gondy Leroy, Rosa Figueroa

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Certain texts, such as clinical reports and clinical trial records, are written by professionals for professionals while being increasingly accessed by lay people. To improve the comprehensibility of such documents to the lay audience, we conducted a pilot study to analyze terms used primarily by health professionals, and explore ways to make them more comprehensible to lay people.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)956
Number of pages1
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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