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It is widely held that there are disorders whose incidence can be reduced substantially by the direct intervention of health service programmes. This book considers possible targets for such programmes within Western Europe and evaluates the likely results of such intervention in the next decade. Section I considers the primary prevention of infectious diseases and non-infectious disorders. Section II considers the effects of screening to eliminate childhood morbidity, while Section III is devoted to preventable fetal and infant loss. Finally Section IV considers screening to reduce morbidity and mortality from cancer.

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Authors: SILMAN A J, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, The London Hospital (GB);ALLWRIGHT S P A (EDITORS), Department of Community Health, University of Dublin (IE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10855 EN (1988) 370 pp.
Availability: Available from Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 0-19-261700-1
Record Number: 198911248 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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