Kay-Tee Khaw and Michael Marmot

in Rose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780192630971
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723551 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of Geoffrey Rose's concepts and applications. It then discusses the continuity of risk and population impact, genes and the genomic revolution, policy and research, and population action. It argues that the essential determinants of the health of society are to be found in its mass characteristics: the deviant minority can only be understood when seen in its societal context and effective prevention requires changes which involve the population as a whole.

Keywords: Geoffrey Rose; public health; preventive medicine; risk; population impact

Chapter.  8889 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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