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Quality not quantity in health investment

Proof that $153 per head can boost a nation’s health

By focusing on prevention rather than cure, countries – and especially least development countries – can get more bang for their buck when investing in national healthcare, advises the Commonwealth Secretariat. Comparisons of the expenditure on health of more than fifty countries, and their respective population’s life expectancy, showed that spending more money on healthcare does not necessarily lead to better public health.

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