Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 39, Issue 10, October 2010

Family health history A role in prevention

Kristine Barlow-Stewart Michael Giffin Kate Dunlop
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To harness its potential, a patient’s family health history should be collected pre-emptively and proactively when the patient is well, rather than when symptoms of disease present. Unless general practitioners proactively seek and discuss family health history, opportunities for prevention may be lost.

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