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Health Communication

"Health Communication" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The transfer of information from experts in the medical and public health fields to patients and the public. The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Health Communication" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Health Communication" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 51 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 13 publications in 2013
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