Primary prevention Primary prevention aims to prevent disease or injury before it ever occurs. This is done by preventing exposures to hazards that cause disease or injury, altering unhealthy or unsafe behaviours that can lead to disease or injury, and increasing resistance to disease or injury should exposure occur.
Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention About the “What researchers mean by...” series This research term explanation first appeared in a regular column called “What researchers mean by…” that ran in the Institute for Work & Health’s newsletter At Work for over 10 years (2005-2017).
tertiary prevention the third phase or level of health care, concerned with promotion of independent function and prevention of further disease-related deterioration. tertiary prevention avoidance of sequelae of a disease process.