Why do we spend so little on preventing ill-health and so much on treating it? | University of Oxford

Why do we spend so little on preventing ill-health and so much on treating it?

Speaker
Prof Chris Dye
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:15
Venue
Oxford Martin School
Old Indian Institute Building
34 Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BD
Venue details

Corner of Catte and Holywell Streets

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

“Prevention is better than cure”, and yet only 3% of health expenditure in OECD countries is spent on prevention and public health while more than 90% is spent on curative, rehabilitative and long-term care. How can that paradox be explained? What are the obstacles and opportunities for greater investment in staying healthy?