Differentiating clinical care from disease prevention: a prerequisite for practicing quaternary prevention.

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This article contends that the distinction between clinical care (illness) and prevention of future disease is essential to the practice of quaternary prevention. The authors argue that the ongoing entanglement of clinical care and prevention transforms healthy into "sick" people through changes in disease classification criteria and/or cut-off points for… (More)
DOI: 10.1590/0102-311X00012316

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