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Preventive medicine and screening 

Preventive medicine and screening
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Preventive medicine and screening
Author(s):

Helen Ward

, Mireille B. Toledano

, Gavin Shaddick

, Bethan Davies

, and Paul Elliott

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198529880.003.0005
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date: 16 September 2019

Prevention strategies 98

Levels of prevention 100

Preventing communicable disease 102

Preventing non-communicable disease: example of cardiovascular disease 104

Basic infectious disease epidemiology 106

Vaccination 108

Screening overview 112

Screening programmes 114

Evaluating screening programmes 116

Major UK screening programmes 118

Most clinicians are concerned with preventing disease in individuals while public health specialists aim to prevent disease in the population. There are two broad approaches to prevention: targeting those at high risk or addressing risk across the whole population....

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