|Will More Prevention Lower Medical Spending?
Louise B. Russell
|Many people believe that prevention reduces medical spending, despite four decades of studies showing that it rarely does. Preventive interventions are often worth the additional cost, but each must be evaluated on its own merits.|
Professor Louise Russell
provides additional information on this topic:
Louise Russell, “Prevention Will Reduce Medical Costs: A Persistent Myth,” The Health Care Cost Monitor, June 17, 2009. You can read the article
“Excluded Voices: An Interview with Rutgers professor Louise Russell,” Columbia Journalism Review online, June 16, 2009, is available