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Is an ounce of prevention still worth a pound of cure in the United States? Defend your position. Discuss the relative value of prevention in comparison with treatment

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Discuss the relative value of prevention in comparison with treatment:

Baptiste-Destouche & Kaye (2001) provide that legislation on health and safety has advocated that prevention is better than cure and the argument is one sided whereby emphasis is placed on prevention. Gervas et al (2008) provide that developed nations such as the United States are shifting from treatment to prevention in order to anticipate future diseases in individuals who are currently healthy.

In my opinion prevention is better than cure and this is because actions taken before the occurrence of clinical outbreak are more cost effective and it is also easier to manage the rather than treat diseases. Carmichael (2005) argues that prevention is better than cure and that in the future visits to the doctor will be for health risk analysis since advances in biotechnology is improving understanding on molecular basis of diseases. Prevention of disease ...

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A comparison of prevention and treatments are examined.

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