If is estimated that if health care spending continues on its same course, the United States will reach the point — probably several decades from now — where every penny of the annual increase in gross domestic product will go for health care. Government agencies are facing dire budget dilemmas now as they attempt to provide health care services to ever-increasing populations in need.
According to The Partnership of Prevention Report, which examined the use, disparities and health benefits of preventive care in the United States, a singular focus on prevention would have a tremendous impact on saving lives and saving money. “The sad fact is that high-value preventive care is widely underused, and as a result there are millions of people whose lives are shortened or who are unnecessarily sick, who are less productive than they would be otherwise, and who incure expensive medical costs,” the report states.
U.S. Preventive Medicine®
has an impressive track record in working with government agencies at the local, state and federal levels to achieve considerable cost-benefit ratios for every dollar invested. We customize programs that are best suited for the objective and can provide data collection, outcomes reporting and other information that provides factual evidence that prevention works.
The Prevention Plan™
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