Report calls for U.S. to move toward preventive health model

01/29/2013 | Reuters

The nonprofit Trust for America's Health proposed shifting U.S. health care from a sick-care model to a prevention format, which economists argued may be a good thing but will not reduce health care costs. Some preventive measures do save money, though, including counseling adults about taking low-dose aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, which is much less expensive than the cost of treating heart disease.

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