The topics reviewed cover the major 'preventable' health problems and their causes, viewed against patterns of mortality and morbidity.
It also looks at the political, social and philosophical contexts against which the prospects for and rationality of preventive medicine have to be gauged in our society.
The report aims to find out if preventive medicine is intrinsically linked to society and politics.
Yarrow D (1986) Politics, society, and preventive medicine. Nuffield Trust.