Primary Opportunistic and Anticipatory Health Care

  • Nigel C. H. Stott


No longer is it necessary to defend the importance of prevention in health care. Successive international and local reports from many sources have recognised the importance of promoting health and preventing disease (Lalonde 1974; Mayer and Sainsbury 1975; Newell 1975; Consultative Document 1976; Barr and Logan 1977; Royal College of General Practitioners 1981; Alma Ata Declaration — see Appendix I.) Neither is there much dispute about the value of most basic statutory methods to improve public health; clean water, clean air, sanitation and regulation of food handlers are either taken for granted by those who have them or sought after by those who do not have them. However, differences of opinion do arise in two important aspects of prevention.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nigel C. H. Stott
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  1. 1.Department of General Practice Welsh National School of MedicineThe Health CentreWalesUK

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