SECONDARY PREVENTION

Level of preventive medicine that focuses on early diagnosis, use of referral services, and rapid initiation of treatment to stop the progress of disease processes or a handicapping disability. Compare with: primary prevention; tertiary prevention.

SECONDARY PREVENTION: "Secondary prevention could save a lot of money in the long run."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SECONDARY PREVENTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/secondary-prevention/ (accessed July 17, 2019).
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