Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Progress on Prevention Lags, Report Says

Freitag 11. Dezember 2009 von htm

The U.S. healthcare system has some remarkable treatment success stories but efforts to prevent illnesses caused by smoking and other unhealthy behaviors have stalled, according to the annual America’s Health Rankings report. „Over the past 20 years, our national health care system has helped extend the length of life, but not the quality of life,“ said Reed Tuckson, M.D., executive vice president and chief of medical affairs at UnitedHealth Group, who added, „Making progress against smoking and obesity is a critical step to successfully tackling the health reform our nation wants to achieve.“ (Source: Join Together, 12/10/09) Comment: Not to forget the reduced quality of life and the social costs related to alcohol.

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