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what would be the difference between secondary and tertiary disease prevention? They both prevent late stage onset of disease, right? Is it that in tertiary disease prevention the measures are more drastic - eg. giving anticoagulants to prevent venous thrombosis, whereas in secondary actions are geared more towards long term prevention of late stageonset of disease (e.g. screening)?

Thanks so much in advance!

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i think this might be-
primary prevention : prevention by screening eg Measles vaccine, Vitamin A supplementation
Secondary prevention: Early Diagnosis and treatment
tertiary Prevention : Prevention of disability
rehabilitation : in the presence of disability
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