Prevention could be the cure for high health costs

(By – Jim Landers, www.dallasnews.com)

Chronic disease, much of it stemming from lifestyle choices, accounts for more than three-fourths of the money spent on health care. But precious little is spent to prevent it. Kenneth Thorpe is chairman of the Washington-based Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. He doesn’t give much hope to the idea of bringing down the cost of health care unless prevention gets a much bigger role. Read more…

 

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