A Health Dividend for America: The Opportunity Cost of Excess Medical Expenditures

While healthcare costs continue to rise, such increased spending does not yield better health outcomes. In this article and video, Jonathan Fielding argues that redirecting such wasted medical expenditures would be transformative to the way the U.S. health system operates, and calls for a serious attempt to redirect health care spending to invest in the larger societal factors that contribute to health risks in the first place.

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McCullough, Jeffrey; Zimmerman, Frederick; Fielding Jonathan; Teutsch, Steven. “A Health Dividend for America: The Opportunity Cost of Excess Medical Expenditures.” Am J Prev Med. 2012 Dec;43(6):650-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2012.08.013. PubMed PMID: 23159261.