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Rose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine


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Commentary ; 1. The objectives of preventive medicine ; 2. What needs to be prevented? ; 3. The relation of risk to exposure ; 4. Prevention for individuals and the 'high-risk' strategy ; 5. Individuals and populations ; 6. Some implications of population change ; 7. The population strategy of prevention ; 8. In search of health

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Professor Kay-Tee Khaw trained in medicine at Girton College, Cambridge and then at St. Mary's Hospital London where she had the transforming experience of being taught clinical medicine and epidemiology by Geoffrey Rose. She was one of the students on the first year of the Masters in Epidemiology course that Geoffrey Rose started in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and his ideas have continued to inspire her through many international clinical and academic posts. She is a principal investigator in EPIC, a prospective population study on diet, cancer, and chronic disease, which involves 500,000 participants from ten European Countries which aims to identify nutritional, hormonal and other factors which determine good health. She also co-ordinates an annual World Heart Federation/World Health Organisation International Teaching Seminar, originated by Geoffrey Rose.


It is stimulating and worthwhile reading for physicians who like to question why we do, what we do, how we go about it and if we can do it better. * Occupational Medicine *
This is a necessary read for public health practitioners and those designing population interventions. It is a unique presentation of the concept of population-based intervention. * James C Torner MD, Doody's Notes *

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