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Descriptor in English: Harm Reduction
Descriptor in Spanish: Reducción del Daño
Descriptor in Portuguese: Redução do Dano
Descriptor in French: Réduction des dommages
Entry term(s): Harm Minimization
Minimization, Harm
Reduction, Harm
Tree number(s): F01.145.477
Scope note: The application of methods designed to reduce the risk of harm associated with certain behaviors without reduction in frequency of those behaviors. The risk-associated behaviors include ongoing and active addictive behaviors.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
DE drug effects
ES ethics
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
History Note: 2003
See also the descriptors: Environmental Damage Minimization DeCS
Risk MeSH
DeCS UI: 37608
Descriptor UI: D040261
Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Harm Reduction - Preferred
Concept UI M0421213
Scope note The application of methods designed to reduce the risk of harm associated with certain behaviors without reduction in frequency of those behaviors. The risk-associated behaviors include ongoing and active addictive behaviors.
Preferred term Harm Reduction
Entry term(s) Harm Minimization
Minimization, Harm
Reduction, Harm



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