Investigations of Smoking and Related Health Complications and Genotoxic Hazards in a Preventive Medical Population Program in Malmö, Sweden
Malmö is a Swedish city of 230,000 inhabitants, served by one general hospital. Since 1975, there has been an institute of Preventive Medicine integrated within the regular hospital servies at the Medical Department of Malmö General Hospital. The design of the department, as outlined in Fig. 1, seeks to avoid a conveyor-belt type of isolated “health check-ups,” and instead create an ambulatory ward for individual risk factor assessment and intervention. The investigative units can be used in the afternoon as outpatient clinics for further investigation and treatment of the risk factors identified in the screening, e.g., hyperlipidemia and hypertension as outlined in Fig. 2.
KeywordsPneumonia Hydrocarbon Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Carbon Monoxide Smoke
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