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Comment & Response
November 27, 2013

Pitfalls of Population-Based Preventive Medicine—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC
JAMA. 2013;310(20):2202. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278922

In Reply As Dr Baum notes, the opportunity to individualize preventive measures to meet the clinical circumstances of each patient may be an important strategy to make prevention more meaningful, tangible, and acceptable to a patient. One means to accomplish this goal is to identify the subset of general preventive care guidelines that offer the greatest benefit to a patient’s specific clinical circumstances.1