Australian study shows how to get best value from preventive measures

Source: University of Queensland, School of Population Health

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Date of publication: September 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The University of Queensland, Brisbane, and Deakin University, Melbourne, have published an evaluation of preventive measures to improve health. The Assessing Cost Effectiveness (ACE) of Prevention Study aims to provide governments with a blueprint for investment in cost-effective prevention and the reduction of wasteful spending. It argues that huge health gains could be achieved by taxing unhealthy foods, imposing higher taxes on tobacco and alcohol, and limiting levels of salt in food such as bread, cereals and margarine, among other recommendations.

Length of publication: 122 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

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