Accession Number : AD0688542

Title :   PREVENTIVE MEDICINE POLICIES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : McCall,J. J.

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : In this paper several different criteria are investigated. However, the basic problem of evaluating human life is circumvented by treating only a trivial health problem, namely, the scheduling of dental examinations. This dental problem is trivial in the sense that longevity is not usually significantly affected by the scheduling policy. The extension of the simple dental policy to cancer detection is outlined, but longevity implications are not explored. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MEDICAL EXAMINATION, *DENTISTRY), DISEASES, TEETH, SCHEDULING, DETECTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MEDICINE, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE)

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE