Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice

Screening, case finding and prevention principles

Preventive activities and advice

      1. Preventive activities and advice

Preventive activities and advice

Prevention includes all measures that protect, promote and maintain a patient’s health and wellbeing, and activities that prevent disease, disability and death.1 Preventive activities continue across a person’s lifespan, from preconception and the fetal stage to old age. In addition, prevention applies to the natural history of disease, with preventive measures applied at any stage during the natural history of a disease to prevent progression.1

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