Assessing the Impact of Prevention: What possible Scientific and Actuarial Approach? – Blog en santé

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Health prevention has become a priority in terms of therapeutic progress, ageing of the population and early detection. Talking about health promotion or awareness is not enough today. It is necessary to talk about health prevention action and to question their effectiveness. This brings us back to the field called Non-Pharmacological Interventions (NPIs) based on science. These NPIs range from traditional biomedical solutions (such as drugs, implantable medical devices, surgery, radiotherapy, cell therapies) to everyday consumer goods. Evaluation methodologies exist.

The slideshow (French) presents the fundamental scientific issues of NPIs associated with prevention.


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WHO (2013). WHO strategy for Traditionnal Medecine 2014-2023. Geneva: WHO.

To reference this Blog en Sante © article

Ninot G (2017). Assessing the impact of prevention: what scientific and actuarial approach is possible? Blog en Santé, C5.

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