Health promotion--a focus for hospitals.

  title={Health promotion--a focus for hospitals.},
  author={Joan Aiello and Laura Barry and L Lienert and Thomas Byrnes},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
  volume={13 2},
A hospital is in a unique position, both as a service provider and an employer, to provide a focus for disease prevention and health maintenance based on a greater understanding of the relationship between social and physical environment and lifestyle factors on health. Developing hospitals to become a resource for health instead of merely another link in the sick-care chain requires a substantial change in philosophy, management and practice. Reaching out into the community, establishing new… CONTINUE READING

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