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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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Faust, Halley S.
Other Authors: Menzel, Paul T., 1942-
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2011.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Contributors; 1. Introduction; PART ONE: Evidence, Policy, and History; 2. What Is Currently Spent on Prevention as Compared to Treatment?; 3. Prevention vs. Cure: An Economist's Perspective on the Right Balance; 4. The Evidence Base for Clinical Prevention: An Incomplete Story; 5. Prevention and the Science and Politics of Evidence; 6. Historical Perspectives on Structural Barriers to Prevention; PART TWO: Philosophical and Legal Analysis; 7. Our Alleviation Bias: Why Do We Value Alleviating Harm More than Preventing Harm?
  • 8. Treatment and Prevention: What Do We Owe Each Other?9. The Variable Value of Life and Fairness to the Already Ill: Two Promising but Tenuous Arguments for Treatment's Priority; 10. The Slow Transition of U.S. Law toward a Greater Emphasis on Prevention; 11. Should the Value of Future Health Benefits Be Time-Discounted?; PART THREE: Religious and Cultural Perspectives; 12. Prevention vs. Treatment: How Do We Allocate Scarce Resources from Jewish Ethical Perspectives?; 13. Cure vs. Prevention: Catholic Perspectives.
  • 14. Loving God and the Neighbor: Protestant Insights for Prevention and Treatment15. Apocalypse and Health: Treatment and Prevention in the Seventh-day Adventist Tradition; 16. Prevention vs. Treatment in Hong Kong: Constrained Utilitarianism with a Chinese Character; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.