Is an ounce of prevention still worth a pound of cure in the United States? If not, what is the relative value of prevention, in comparison to treatment?

This week we read about the role that prevention plays in the health of a population. Reflecting on the reading, discuss the following questions about preventative services:
a. Is an ounce of prevention still worth a pound of cure in the United States? If not, what is the relative value of prevention, in comparison to treatment?
b. What role, if any, has the recent growth of managed care strategies played within the health sector played?
c. Discuss the relationship between preventative intervention strategies and intervention strategies aimed at health or illness.

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