Health and social care must focus on prevention as well as cure

Publication:  The Guardian
Reference:  Wednesday 29 October 2014

When Benjamin Franklin said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, he hadn’t bargained for the weird weights and measures of today’s care and health system. A heady mix of history, conflicting funding mechanisms and the grinding immediacy of rising demand ensures that it is easier to spend lots of money on illness and long-term care than on keeping people well and independent.

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