TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
MCLAUGHLIN, NEIL
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;6/20/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 25, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
61838437

 

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