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Wednesday
Jan302013

Reuters Misses the Mark on Preventive Healthcare Costs

Reuters recently wrote a story claiming preventive medicine would not reduce U.S. healthcare costs.

Unfortunately, the author's analysis as to why ignores a very important aspect of prevention: primary prevention.

Nowhere does it mention the positive impact healthy lifestyles can have on reducing health care costs.

Helen Durkin, IHRSA's Executive Vice President of Global Public Policy, wrote a response to Reuters (as of this newsletter her response has yet to be published), pointing out the omission. “Behaviors like regular exercise, healthy eating avoidance of tobacco and other controlled substances, along with stress management - should be the foundation of preventive healthcare."

Read the article and Durkin’s full response…

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