Is Prevention Better than Cure? (Paperback)Louise B. Russell (author)
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To demonstrate the many factors involved in evaluating preventive measures, Russell examines the policy debates about smallpox and measles vaccination, screening and drug therapy for hypertension, and exercise. She uses these case studies to explain the methods of cost-effectivness analysis, showing how the choice among health investments can be made a more rational exercise. The volume concludes with a suggested framework for the design of future cost-effectiveness evaluations.
Policymakers in and out of the health field will benefit from this lucid examination of the potential of prevention for improving health and changing the allocation of limited resources.
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Number of pages: 134
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm