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A Review and Analysis of Economic Models of Prevention Benefits

Publication Date
Jun 7, 2012

The growth in both the prevalence and spending on chronic diseases in the U.S. population has trigged an increased appreciation of the potential for preventive services as important strategies to delay or avoid the development of harmful and costly conditions. This report reviews a broad variety of approaches to estimating the health and economic impacts of preventive health services, prevention programs, and policy interventions, and considers their usefulness to public and private sector decision makers.