Feasibility of opportunistic disease prevention: Personal and public health are at stake

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7421.989-c (Published 23 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:989
  1. Faye P Clark, general practitioner (faye@aztec.co.nz)
  1. 120 Bairds Road, Otara, Auckland, New Zealand

    EDITOR–The article by Getz et al is particularly relevant in New Zealand, where doctors are being exhorted without respite to consider population health targets, particularly those with countable outcomes, and to identify all biomedical risks in their general practice populations.1 Some “lifestyle” issues are also now acceptable to ask about–including smoking, alcohol consumption, and gambling …

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