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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

Geoffrey Rose introduced the term: “Prevention paradox” in 19811. He said, “A measure that brings large benefits to the society only offers a little to each participating individual”. He referred this to population preventive measures. Here the intervention focuses on a group of people, sometimes a whole population, not an…

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