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Infographics: Healthcare Communication for the Digital Age

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ABSTRACT

Infographics are an innovative and engaging method of visually communicating information in a colourful and concise manner. There has been substantial interest in their use within the commercial and health sectors.

Healthcare professionals already use infographics to communicate medical information to their patients. A firm grasp of health information enhances patients’ decision making capabilities and may improve the practitioner-patient relationship. Infographics can also be used at the population level for public health messages.

Because healthcare practitioners are likely to be consulted during their creation and use, this article aims to walk the reader through a number of different infographics in order to outline how they may be used to communicate healthcare information.

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Polar area diagram shows annual incidence of three viruses (A-C) within a fictional virology laboratory. Each slice is equal in angle (30°) but differs in area and radius
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Figure 0004: Polar area diagram shows annual incidence of three viruses (A-C) within a fictional virology laboratory. Each slice is equal in angle (30°) but differs in area and radius

Mentions: A polar area diagram (also known as a ‘coxcomb graph’) is a pie chart combined with some of the features of a stacked bar chart11. Unlike pie charts, where slices differ in angle and area but are equal in radius, each slice within a polar area diagram is equal in angle but different in area and radius. Individual slices are colourfully divided in a similar manner to stacked bars. Figure 4 represents fictional virology lab data for the year 2015.


Infographics: Healthcare Communication for the Digital Age
Polar area diagram shows annual incidence of three viruses (A-C) within a fictional virology laboratory. Each slice is equal in angle (30°) but differs in area and radius
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0004: Polar area diagram shows annual incidence of three viruses (A-C) within a fictional virology laboratory. Each slice is equal in angle (30°) but differs in area and radius
Mentions: A polar area diagram (also known as a ‘coxcomb graph’) is a pie chart combined with some of the features of a stacked bar chart11. Unlike pie charts, where slices differ in angle and area but are equal in radius, each slice within a polar area diagram is equal in angle but different in area and radius. Individual slices are colourfully divided in a similar manner to stacked bars. Figure 4 represents fictional virology lab data for the year 2015.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Infographics are an innovative and engaging method of visually communicating information in a colourful and concise manner. There has been substantial interest in their use within the commercial and health sectors.

Healthcare professionals already use infographics to communicate medical information to their patients. A firm grasp of health information enhances patients’ decision making capabilities and may improve the practitioner-patient relationship. Infographics can also be used at the population level for public health messages.

Because healthcare practitioners are likely to be consulted during their creation and use, this article aims to walk the reader through a number of different infographics in order to outline how they may be used to communicate healthcare information.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus