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."
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