Know your levels of illness prevention!

by Cathy Parkes June 23, 2019

Know your levels of prevention!
Primary: Focuses on prevention of disease from occurring. 
Secondary: Focuses on early detection/screening for diseases.
Tertiary: Focuses on rehabilitation of those already diagnosed with a disease.

Primary: Focuses on prevention of a disease/disorder from occurring.

E.g., Immunizations.

Secondary: Focuses on early detection and screening for diseases/disorders.

E.g., Mammograms.

Tertiary: Focuses on rehabilitation of those already diagnosed with a disease/disorder.

E.g., Physical therapy after a stroke.



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