A timely plan: U.S. prevention strategy arrives amid dismal health studies

June 2011
Modern Healthcare;6/20/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 25, p17
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The author reflects on the U.S. National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy. He argues that the program is long overdue. He gave an overview of a study made by researchers from the University of Washington's Institue for Health Metrics and Evaluation which offered a country-by-by country breakdown of longevity which showed that 85% of American counties have fallen further behind international life expectancy standards. The author suggests that the medical system must work more toward preventive and primary care.


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