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Subject:  Re: Single Payer Series Date:  1/24/2020  12:26 PM
Author:  cattleman22 Number:  576244 of 591410

Here is a fairly well researched article that has a good chart summarizing data.

Take a look at the chart entitled "Distribution of cost effectiveness ratios for treatment and prevention interventions."

Less than 20% of all preventive medicine interventions reduce costs. 80% increase costs. Now, some of those preventive interventions that increase costs also increase the life years of people, so may be well worth it.

However, this study identified some preventive measures that require over $1 million dollars in order to increase life by one year. And some preventive measures cost money and decrease health overall.

This is a good tell. If someone claims increasing preventive medicine will reduce costs, they do not know what they are talking about.
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