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Prevention paradox in alcohol-related problems

Does the Rose’s prevention paradox apply in alcohol-related problems? In 1986, a year after the Rose’s paper, Norman Kreitman found an answer affirmatively to the above question. He published his findings in the British Journal of Addiction. As Rose did, Kreitman also used others’ data in his exploration. Kreitman’s paper…

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What is Prevention Paradox?

Yes, it is a paradox; “A measure that brings large benefits to the society only offers a little to each participating individual”. This is what its proponent, Geoffrey Rose wrote in his 1981 article published in the British Medical Journal1. Arguably, experts consider the preventive paradox the best public health…

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