Part IV. Health Services and Health Policy (Discussions)

Name:Part IV. Health Services and Health Policy (Discussions)

BUCK: We sometimes forget that the term etiological refers not only to causes of disease, but to causation in general; that a well-done investigation of factors affecting the outcome of illness or the prevention of disease uses the same rules of inference as an etiological study of disease causation. I realize it is awkward because etiology in most people’s minds means only disease causation, pure and simple. But in terms of science I think we should be right in the way we classify things.

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