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Why is Prevention So Difficult and Slow?
Karolinska Institutet.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.
1997 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine, Vol. 25, no 3, 145-148 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The abundance of perceived 'possibilities' for prevention contrasts sharply with the difficulties that face preventive programmes. We argue that this situation has emerged from an incomplete understanding of the process of prevention, involving a mixture of biological factors, human decision making and time perspectives. Based on examples, an analysis of the factors in the prevention process is presented.

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1997. Vol. 25, no 3, 145-148 p.
Keyword [en]
prevention, causality, efficiency, behaviour modification, biological evolution
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Medical and Health Sciences
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Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-87041OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-87041DiVA: diva2:600594
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