Primary Prevention | Health Dictionary

The protection of health by personal and community-wide effects. Primary prevention involves measures provided to individuals to prevent the onset of a targeted condition.
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Primary Prevention | Health Dictionary

Keywords of this word: Primary Prevention


DISEASE PREVENTION

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INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF HEALTH PROBLEMS IN PRIMARY CARE (ICHPPC)

Community Health

A classification of diseases, conditions and other reasons for attendance for primary care. This classification is an adaptation of the ICD but makes allowance for the diagnostic uncertainty that prevails in primary care.... Community Health

INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF PRIMARY CARE (ICPC)

Community Health

The official classification of the World Organisation of Family Doctors. It includes three elements of the doctor-patient encounter: the reason for the encounter; the diagnosis; and the treatment or other action or intervention.... Community Health

PREVENTION

Community Health

This is aimed at promoting health, preserving health and restoring health when it is impaired and to minimize suffering and distress. There are various levels of prevention:... Community Health

PRIMARY CANCER

Dictionary of Tropical Medicine

An original cancer still at the site at which it started to grow.... Dictionary of Tropical Medicine

PRIMARY CARE

Community Health

Basic or general health care focused on the point at which a patient ideally first seeks assistance from the medical care system. It is the basis for referrals to secondary and tertiary level care.... Community Health

PRIMARY CARE

Community Health

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PRIMARY CARE TRUST

Medical Dictionary

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PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

Medical Dictionary

Sometimes called primary medical care, this is the care provided by a GENERAL PRACTITIONER (GP) – traditionally entitled the family doctor – or other health professionals who have ?rst contact with a patient needing or wanting medical attention. In the NHS, the primary health-care services include those provided by the general, dental, ophthalmic and pharmaceutical services as well as the family doctor service. Community health services provided outside the hospitals also o?er some primary health care.... Medical Dictionary

PRIMARY PREVENTION

Community Health

The protection of health by personal and community-wide effects. Primary prevention involves measures provided to individuals to prevent the onset of a targeted condition.... Community Health

PRIMARY PREVENTION

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PRIMARY STUDY

Community Health

An investigation that collects original (primary) data from subjects, e.g. randomized controlled trials, observational studies, series of cases, etc. See “secondary data analysis”.... Community Health

PRIMORDIAL PREVENTION

Community Health

Actions and measures that inhibit the emergence and establishment of environmental, economic, social and behavioural conditions, cultural patterns of living, etc., known to increase the risk of disease.... Community Health

SECONDARY PREVENTION

Community Health

Measures that identify and treat asymptomatic persons who have already developed risk factors or preclinical disease, but in whom the condition is not clinically apparent. These activities are focused on early case-finding of asymptomatic disease that occurs commonly and has significant risk for negative outcome without treatment.... Community Health

SECONDARY PREVENTION

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SECONDARY PREVENTION

Medical Dictionary

The early detection of disease that reduces or prevents its serious outcome. Routine regular examination of particular age-groups – for example, children or the elderly – and screening tests are examples of secondary prevention.... Medical Dictionary

TERTIARY PREVENTION

Community Health

A process aimed at limiting the negative effects of an established disease.... Community Health

TERTIARY PREVENTION

Community Health

See “prevention”.... Community Health