prevention paradox


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prevention paradox

A preventive measure that brings benefits to the community at large but affords little benefit to each participating individual.
See also: paradox
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Alcohol consumption and the prevention paradox. British Journal of Addiction 81: 353-363.
The Relative Impact of Heavy Drinking Occasions and Level of Consumption on Drinking, Problems: Implications to the "Prevention Paradox." In preparation.
In countries where episodic patterns of drinking are predominant, the effects of the prevention paradox will be more apparent, with moderate drinkers accounting for a substantial proportion of the observed alcohol-related mortality and morbidity.
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