BookPod - The Strategy of Preventative Medicine by Geoffrey Rose
Teaser: The current fashion is for targeting interventions towards those at higher risk. But this is often at the expense of interventions that are targeted at a whole population. Which is best? The population strategy of prevention refers to prevention activities that target a whole population regardless of variation in individuals' risk status, whereas a high-risk strategy targets individuals identified as having elevated risk for some adverse health outcome (e.g. thorough screening). In this classic book by Geoffrey Rose, the pros and cons of each approach are discussed.
Geoffrey Rose’s Untenable Theory of Population Health
Geoffrey Rose published The Strategy of Preventive Medicine in 1992, and thus gave birth to the “Population Health” movement. In this podcast episode, Dr. Michel Accad critically examines Rose’s influential ideas.
Ep. 106 Geoffrey Rose’s Untenable Theory of Population Health
The Accad and Koka Report
Geoffrey Rose published The Strategy of Preventive Medicine in 1992 and thus gave birth to the "Population Health" movement. This podcast episode critically examines Rose's influential ideas.LINKS:Geoffrey Rose The Strategy of Preventive Medicine (Amazon)Geoffrey Rose. Sick Individuals and Sick Population. Reprinted in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (open access)Michel Accad Moving Mountains: A Socratic Challenge to the Theory and Practice of Population Medicine (Book website)Slide deck for the talk presented at the 2018 AAPS meeting. The talk is available on YouTube here.SUPPORT THE SHOW:Make a small donation on our Patreon page on and join our discussion group or receive a free book.