Disease prevention : a critical toolkit / John Frank, Ruth Jepson, Andrew James Williams.

Provides a set of appraisal tools to guide those considering a preventive action to make sure that it is effective (does more good than harm), efficient (is a competitive use of scarce resources), and equitable in its impact across society.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Frank, John A., Jr., 1949- (Author), Jepson, Ruth (Author), Williams, Andrew James (Author)
Format: Electronic
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover ; Disease Prevention A Critical Toolkit ; Copyright ; Dedication ; Contents ; About the authors ; 1 Introduction: Why we wrote this book ; 2 Basic principles of successful and unsuccessful prevention ; 3 A brief history of prevention ... and causation
  • 4 Seeing the forest for the trees-.finding and using the evidence 5 Causation and prevention in populations versus individuals ; 6 How simple advice can sometimes be wrong-.the case of 'healthy diets'
  • 7 Preventing chronic diseases by risk factor detection and treatment: what every health care consumer needs to know 8 Detecting disease before symptoms begin: the blemished promise of cancer screening ; 9 Genetic testing for disease prevention: oversold?
  • 10 When can prevention expect to also reduce social inequalities in health? Postscript ; Appendix 1: Preventive actions: decision support tool ; Appendix 2: Useful resources for a critical appraisal tool kit applied to disease prevention
  • Appendix 3: Suggested answers for quiz questions at end of chapters Notes ; References ; Index