The new health-disease paradigm

The health-disease paradigm used for centuries to explain human pathology is correct for communicable diseases, which are unifactorial and in which the concepts of prevention (not getting in touch with the causal agent) and treatment (eliminating the causal agent) are clear. Nowadays the main health problem is no communicable chronic diseases and this is a different model, these diseases are multifactorial and they are more a process than a series of events and they are asymptomatic for long periods of time.
Due to the epidemiological transition, there should be a conceptual transition that has not happened.

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  • 4 May 2018
  • 15:30
  • Stabat Mater