Prevention vs. Treatment : What's the Right Balance?.

Everyone knows the old adage, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," but we seem not to live by it. In the Western world's health care it is commonly observed that prevention is underfunded while treatment attracts greater overall priority. This book explores this observat...

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Main Author: Faust, Halley S.
Other Authors: Menzel, Paul T., 1942-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2011.
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Summary:Everyone knows the old adage, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," but we seem not to live by it. In the Western world's health care it is commonly observed that prevention is underfunded while treatment attracts greater overall priority. This book explores this observation by examining the actual spending on prevention, the history of health policies and structural features that affect prevention's apparent relative lack of emphasis, the values that may justify priority for treatment or for prevention, and the religious and cultural traditions that have shaped the mora.
Physical Description:1 online resource (414 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780199837380
0199837384
1283427494
9781283427494
9780199919499
0199919496