Targeting prevention: We might never know the true benefits of efforts to improve public health

May 2011
Modern Healthcare;5/23/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 21, p18
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The author explains the importance of emphasizing disease prevention in enhancing U.S. public health sector. He addresses the concept through the bill passed by the Florida Lesiglature that bans physicians to question patients about having firearms in their residences, which the author believes can be a problem on avoiding gun-based deaths or injuries on children. The author defends the right of doctors to question on firearms possession because it does not breach the rights of the 2nd Amendment and patients have the right to decline to answer.


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