Lay epidemiology and the rationality of responses to health education.

@article{Frankel1991LayEA,
  title={Lay epidemiology and the rationality of responses to health education.},
  author={Stephen Frankel and Clare Davison and Graeme Drummond Smith},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={1991},
  volume={41 351},
  pages={428-30}
}
Health education has long been seen as an important component of primary care, and under the new contract has become routine. It is important to consider the likely impact of general practitioners' endeavours in the light of the experience of health education to date. Despite decades of efforts directed towards reducing the population's adherence to practices deemed harmful to health, it must be acknowledged that the impact of such activity has been disappointing. This paper considers some… CONTINUE READING

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