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Health Literacy

"Health Literacy" 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.

Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Health Literacy" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Health Literacy" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 197 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 31 publications in 2015 and 2016
To see the data from this visualization as text, click here.
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