Is an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure? Comparing demand for public prevention and treatment policies.

@article{Bosworth2010IsAO,
  title={Is an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure? Comparing demand for public prevention and treatment policies.},
  author={Ryan Bosworth and Trudy Ann Cameron and J R DeShazo},
  journal={Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={E40-56}
}
BACKGROUND Public policy can affect the allocation of resources between programs designed to prevent illnesses or injuries and programs designed to treat those who are already sick or injured. Information about preferences for treatment and prevention policies can help policy makers more effectively allocate public health resources among alternative uses. Our objective is to assess preferences for publicly funded health policies designed to prevent or treat major health threats. We use national… CONTINUE READING