We have undertaken a rapid analysis to summarise the recently published report, Is an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure? Estimates of the impact of English public health grant on mortality and morbidity from the University of York’s Centre for Health Economics.
The report is an attempt to evaluate the impact of English public health expenditure on mortality and morbidity, two readily available health outcome measures tied to public health investment, across programmes by local area. By using the availability of a funding formula for local authority (LA) public health expenditure (prevention) and converting healthcare expenditure (treatment) to LA geography, the authors identify the relative contribution of both types of national health expenditure to reductions in mortality and morbidity (quality of life).
Original paper and references available here. Published July 2019.