How can public services show prevention really is better than cure?

Guardian online article - How can public services show prevention really is better than cure?

The old adage “prevention is better than cure” belies the fact that we spend vastly more public money on cure than on prevention. Yet the evidence suggests that if the government invested more in prevention, public services would be much more cost-effective and quality of life would improve too. This Guardian feature suggests that if the Government invested more in a prevention, public services would be much more cost-effective and quality of life would improve too. In a recent report calling for a £2 billion prevention transformation fund, the LGA warned health and social care would "buckle under the weight of demand" unless money was invested into promoting better health and avoiding costly hospital treatment.

A Guardian feature suggesting that if the Government invested more in a prevention, public services would be much more cost-effective and quality of life would improve too. In a recent report calling for a £2 billion prevention transformation fund, the LGA warned health and social care would "buckle under the weight of demand" unless money was invested into promoting better health and avoiding costly hospital treatment.  - See more at: http://www.local.gov.uk/web/guest/daily-news-headlines/-/journal_content/56/10180/7584798/NEWS#sthash.cETuObye.dpuf
A Guardian feature suggesting that if the Government invested more in a prevention, public services would be much more cost-effective and quality of life would improve too. In a recent report calling for a £2 billion prevention transformation fund, the LGA warned health and social care would "buckle under the weight of demand" unless money was invested into promoting better health and avoiding costly hospital treatment.  - See more at: http://www.local.gov.uk/web/guest/daily-news-headlines/-/journal_content/56/10180/7584798/NEWS#sthash.cETuObye.dpuf

This article is part of the What’s it Worth? series from Guardian Society Professionals, making the case for public services.

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