Why Injury Prevention Cannot Be ‘One-Size-Fits-All’

Sep 24 2015

Why Injury Prevention Cannot Be ‘One-Size-Fits-All’

Flaura Winston, MD, PhD, scientific director and founder of the Hospital’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention, weighs in on why injury prevention cannot use a “one-size-fits-all” approach.

Dr. Winston is a primary care pediatrician and, as such, has been on the front lines of clinical care. With that experience comes the understanding that effective clinical care means tailoring treatments to the unique needs of each child. This is the hallmark of “Precision Medicine,” which aims to get the right treatment to the right patient for the right medical condition at the right time.

But it isn’t just in treatment that an individual approach is warranted. In CIRP’s latest blog post, Dr. Winston noted, “Just like we need ‘Precision Medicine’ to tailor care to the unique patient, so, too, do we need ‘Precision Prevention’ to tailor our preventive care and anticipatory guidance.”

Read more about the importance of this approach on CIRP’s blog.