prevention

Definitions

General Science

  • noun an act or process of stopping something from happening

Health Economics

  • (written as Prevention)
    Any procedure taken to stop a disease from either occurring (primary prevention) or worsening (secondary prevention). Some classifications also have tertiary prevention. Prevention (e.g. in the form of mass screening) can also be plain ineffective or harmful as well as cost-ineffective (Morris, 2002).

Human Resources

  • noun steps to prevent something happening

Law

  • noun the act of stopping something from taking place

Medical

  • noun action to stop something happening
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