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How Physicians Are Embracing Preventative Care



The Southern California Permanente Medical Group's patient care system allows physicians to begin focusing on preventative and chronic care needs of patients almost as soon the patients step inside the door of their offices, whether the conditions were reasons behind the visit or not.



1 comments on "How Physicians Are Embracing Preventative Care"
scott (1/6/2011 at 11:39 AM)

Preventative vs. preventive June 7, 2010 By Anne 2 Comments Preventive or preventative? Both words have the same meaning[INVALID]intended or used to prevent or hinder[INVALID]but they're not equal in status for careful users of English. Preventive is the real word[INVALID]that is, it is the original adjectival form of prevent[INVALID]but preventative is now so common that we can't help but accept it. Still, if you wish to be taken seriously in formal contexts, you might want to consider using preventive instead of preventative. Although preventative seems to be gaining ground, preventive is still far more common. In web searches, the ratio is still about 3:1 in favor of preventive.