Problem

Non-surveillance of medical high risk persons

Other Names:
Inattention to the disease-prone
Nature:
Over the years much information has been gathered on factors of a genetic or environmental nature which increase the probability of an individual developing a chronic disease or disability. This knowledge has, however, only been applied to a limited extent in health services as means of identifying population groups at risk.
Claim:
The identification of high-risk persons should also lead in the long run, through the intensified surveillance of populations, to economies in public health expenditures.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
05.03.1997 – 00:00 CET