Term: Primary Prevention

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26

Definition:

Prevention of disease or mental disorders in susceptible individuals or populations through promotion of health, and specific protection, as in immunization, as distinguished from the prevention of complications or after-effects of existing disease. Preventive health measures including health promotion and specific protection.

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References 

  • Katz A, De Coster C, Bogdanovic B, Soodeen R, Chateau D. Using Administrative Data to Develop Indicators of Quality in Family Practice. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2004. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Lix L, Finlayson G, Yogendran M, Bond R, Bodnarchuk J, Soodeen R. Primary Prevention: An Examination of Data Capabilities in Manitoba (January 2005). Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2005. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)