Prevention — Everybody's responsibility

  • W. W. Holland
  • Angela Wainwright
Gesunderhaltung und Präventivmedizin

Keywords

Coronary Heart Disease Dental Caries Sickness Absence Rubella Spina Bifida 

Prävention — Verantwortung jedes Einzelnen

Zusammenfassung

In der Einleitung wird die Bedeutung des Verantwortungsbewusstseins des Einzelnen hervorgehoben. Es folgt ein Abschnitt, der die übertragbaren Krankheiten unserer heutigen westlichen Gesellschaft, insbesondere Tuberkulose, Grippe, Röteln, Infektionen des Magen-Darm-Traktes und Legionärskrankheit, behandelt. Von den nicht übertragbaren Krankheiten werden Koronarkrankheit, bösartige Geschwulstkrankheiten und chronische Bronchitis getrennt diskutiert. Dabei wird auch auf Filteruntersuchungen eingegangen. Es folgen kurze Abschnitte über Vorsorge bei Älteren, Schwangeren und Kleinkindern, über Zahnhygiene, Unfälle, Alkoholismus und über Medikamentenmissbrauch.

Die Autoren diskutieren in den Schlussfolgerungen die Schwierigkeiten, die bei Ermittlung von Prioritäten für verschiedene Bevölkerungsgruppen entstehen. Sie heben die Wichtigkeit der Ermittlung von Nutzen und Kosten hervor. Schliesslich besprechen sie die relative Bedeutung von gesellschaftlichen, behördlichen und individuellen Vorsorgemassnahmen und betonen, dass jedes kostspielige Untersuchungsprogramm den etablierten Kriterien genügen muss.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. W. Holland
    • 1
  • Angela Wainwright
  1. 1.Department of Community MedicineSt. Thomas's Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

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