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    Is prevention cost effective?

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    The thing that is a bit tricky about prevention and education is that it is somewhat difficult to prove, where one can look at trends and declines in the prevalence of morbidity and mortality but it can be challenging to prove when nothing happens.

    However, there is more than enough evidence that prevention can be a critical step in reducing and eliminating illness and chronic disease.

    One could review the statistics for a known ailment, 100 percent preventable problem, such as lung disease, for study. For decades, research has shown that not smoking and stopping smoking can seriously reduce the prevalence of lung and related ...

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    Trends and cost benefit analysis for preventing disease are discussed.