Quaternary prevention, present and future.
To the memory of Mario G. Acuña
“Quaternary prevention (P4) is the collection of health activities that attenuate or avoid the consequences of unnecessary or excessive interventions in the health system, mostly originated in the medicalization and the commercial approach promoted by interests opposed to those of the patients. As a result, we’re not only facing the health system but also the economic and social systems. We advocate for a scientific medicine, one that is humane and ethical, accessible to
those who need it and based on equity. Therefore, our actions are necessarily political and their content is democratic.” (fragment)
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La Prévention quaternaire, présent et futur
Manifiesto por la Prevención Cuanternaria
Prevenção quaternária: presente e futuro
Quaternary prevention, present and future
Prevenzione quaternaria, presente e futuro
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