Is clinical prevention better than cure?

2 Mar

New health challenges because social, technical and epidemiological changes need new types of medicalinterventions. Old-style prevention is not more justifiedthan old-style treatment. More money spent on preventivecare for the rich people, who are in a better position todemand it, takes time away from the poor people, whohave greater needs for their health problems. We propose more curation less prevention.

  • Is clinical prevention better than cure?. Gérvas, J., Starfield, B., Heath, I. Lancet 2008; 372: 1997-99. Download article here.