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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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Geoffrey Rose’s Prevention Paradox

Think about the vaccination. To be effective for everyone, each individual should take the vaccine; the higher the number vaccinated better the protection for everyone. Geoffrey Rose, who coined the concept as the prevention paradox framed it as follows in 19811; “A measure that brings large benefits to the society…

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