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Required Environmental and Medical Surveillance.

Authors
Weiss-W
Source
NIOSH 1977 Aug:41-49
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00074678
Abstract
Prevention and early diagnosis are population based methods designed to manage health care before illness advances to the point where its manifestations demand the patient's attention and lead him to seek care. Prevention requires thinking on a large scale. Primary prevention eliminates the cause of the disease and therefore the disease. Secondary prevention eliminates the effects of advanced disease through early diagnosis and effective therapy. In the occupational setting, environmental surveillance is a method for achieving primary prevention, and medical surveillance is a method for both primary and secondary prevention. Some of the principles of surveillance are discussed and some of the difficulties in applying the principles are pointed out. The application of medical screening to industrial populations is considered for proper placement and prevention of disease. (Contract No. 210-77-0135)
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0135; Industrial-medicine; Occupational-health; Environmental-health; Industrial-hygiene; Health-engineering; Monitoring; Preventive-medicine; Accident-prevention; Health-care; Health-services; Medical-care; Medical-monitoring;
Publication Date
19770801
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings;
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 77-172
NIOSH Division
DTS;
Source Name
Development of Clinic-Based Occupational Safety and Health Programs for Small Business, Division of Technical Services, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio
State
OH;
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