Prevention in Clinical Practice

Authors: Becker, D.H., Gardner, L.B.

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Prevention of disease and injury, including early identification of risks and disease and optimal control of potentially debilitating or fatal complications of chronic conditions, is the area of clinical medicine that holds the greatest promise for improving human health. Each year a long list of major, but potentially preventable health problems exacts a terrible human and financial toll. These problems urgently need our attention, especially as major advances in curative medicine become more complex and costly. Prevention of disease and injury may well be the central health issue of our time, an issue of vital concern to every quarter of our society. Now is a very good time to promote prevention. Citizens and some social groups are increasingly aware of and interested in health and fitness issues. There is great enthusiasm about-even obsession with-health, and we are seeing an astonishing proliferation of health publications and media presentations for laymen, fitness and weight control cen­ ters, exercise programs, health food stores, disease support groups, health education programs, and do-it-yourself diagnostic kits. All of this betokens an increased health consciousness on the part of public and perhaps signals greater individual accountability for health.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Patterns of Illness and Medical Practice in the United States

    Becker, Daniel M.

    Pages 1-12

  • History of Preventive Medicine

    Becker, Daniel M.

    Pages 13-21

  • Screening for Early Disease Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests

    Philbrick, John T. (et al.)

    Pages 23-37

  • Adult Immunization

    Fedson, David S.

    Pages 39-48

  • Antimicrobial Prophylaxis

    Dickinson, Gordon M.

    Pages 49-63

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Softcover $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prevention in Clinical Practice
Authors
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Publishing Corporation
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-5356-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-5356-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-5358-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
468
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