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Recognizing and reducing health risks in family practice.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
8
Pages
66–69
Identifiers
PMID: 20468803
Source
Medline

Abstract

The author describes a system of health hazard recognition and risk reduction leading to disease prevention. By recognizing certain risk factors in a patient's data base, the physician is able to identify specific hazards and to develop and implement a program aimed at reducing these risks. The efficacy of this system is discussed and the necessity of patient motivation in evolving a successful preventive program is emphasized.

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