What are a few of the root causes of the trend toward prevention? What are the key root causes of the challenges for preventative health care? How do prevention and treatment models compare as to outcomes?
The notion of prevention is not new. Even 30 years ago health educators were working with companies and the public in attempts to focus on diet, exercise, screening to detect cancer, etc. It was difficult to convince employers to invest in prevention. Educating teens and preteens paid off, though. Where the peak of teen pregnancy was in the late 80s and research has shown that in fact health education and preventive efforts paid off, with the trends in teen pregnancy has declined.
It is and always has been an ...
Prevention in health care is discussed along with outcomes is discussed.