The Economic Argument for Disease Prevention

This paper, commissioned by the Partnership for Prevention, provides a succinct review of the economic value of prevention in relation to treatment. While it is a topic familiar to all those who work to advance population health, the evidence presented here underscores the opportunity that exists to transform the health system by balancing our investments between prevention and treatment.

Woolf, Steven; Husten, Corinne; Lewin, Lawrence; Marks, James; Fielding, Jonathan; Sanchez, Eduardo. “The Economic Argument for Disease Prevention: Distinguishing Between Value and Savings.” Partnership for Prevention, Feb. 2009.