Social Class and Coronary Heart Disease
Doctors have always been concerned primarily with the care of sick individuals, and so it is natural that in considering prevention we should adopt that same approach and ask the question, “Who is likely to become sick?” In seeking to prevent coronary heart disease (CHD), this leads to a policy of identifying and measuring risk factors, and treating individuals with high levels of those factors as though they were patients. This simply transfers to prevention the approach with which we are already familiar in therapeutics.
KeywordsCholesterol Smoke Fibrinogen Nomad
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