California county health programs yield high returns

Posted by on June 16, 2016 8:59 pm
Categories: health

Return on investment by California’s county public health departments, which focus on prevention, exceeds return on investment in many other areas of medical care, according to a new study. The study estimated that each dollar counties spent on public health programs returned $67-88 dollars of value in improved health outcomes. It is the first to place a value on overall health outcomes from such programs and to compare costs.

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