preventive strategies

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Approaches to elimination or control of disease, injury, and premature death based on the concept of primordial, primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention, i.e., on the removal or reduction of predisposing and precipitating causes, detection at the earliest possible stage in the natural development and evolution of disease, and, when these fail, provision of the best possible therapeutic regimens to minimize the risk of deterioration or complications.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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