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The population strategy of prevention

Geoffrey Rose

in Rose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780192630971
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723551 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630971.003.0007
The population strategy of prevention

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This chapter argues that the population strategy of prevention starts with the recognition that the occurrence of common diseases and exposures reflects the behaviour and circumstances of society as a whole. This recognition rests on sociological, moral, and medical grounds. The strengths, limitations, and problems of the population strategy are discussed.

Keywords: population strategy; public health; preventive medicine; prevention

Chapter.  3958 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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