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Many physicians are limited in their concept of health to the traditional medical treatment model. Margolis presents a more comprehensive concept of health that includes disease prevention and health promotion. This concise, 303-page monograph includes a summary of statistical public health data and strategies, which if implemented during childhood, may reduce adult mortality and disability. The explanations of risk reduction and prevention strategies are useful in broadening traditional concepts of disease causation. For example, a public health model examines host environment and agent and may evaluate characteristics of the entire population rather than the individual patient. Cost analysis demonstrates the
Growing into Healthy Adults: Pediatric Antecedents of Adult Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1990;112:238. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-3-238_2
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