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The great health dilemma: is prevention better than cure?

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The proverbial benefits of prevention over cure are self-evident—and yet we are reluctant to invest in staying healthy. Resolution of this age-old dilemma begins with a timeless truth: the benefits of good health come at a cost: prevention is not better than cure at any price. That logic leads to a testable—and refutable—proposition: that prevention should be favoured when an imminent, high-risk, high-impact hazard can be averted at relatively low cost. Application of this idea helps to expla...

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Published
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Publication date:
2021-07-21
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ISBN-10:
0198853823
ISBN-13:
9780198853824
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1180423
Local pid:
pubs:1180423
Deposit date:
2021-06-04

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