공중보건에 투자한 사례 모음
유럽에 경제위기가 심화됨에 따라 비용효과적인 건강 정책으로 고전적인 공중보건 정책이 다시 재조명되고 있음. 이에 유럽에서 공중보건에 투자된 사례를 모아 발간
THE CASE FOR INVESTING IN PUBLIC HEALTH
The economic crisis has led to increased demand and reduced resources for health sectors. The trend for increasing healthcare costs to individuals, the health sector and wider society is significant. Public health can be part of the solution to this challenge. The evidence shows that prevention can be cost-effective, provide value for money and give returns on investment in both the short and longer terms. This public health summary outlines quick returns on investment for health and other sectors for interventions that promote physical activity and healthy employment; address housing and mental health; and reduce road traffic injuries and violence. Vaccinations and screening programmes are largely cost-effective. Population-level approaches are estimated to cost on average five times less than individual interventions. This report gives examples of interventions with early returns on investment and approaches with longer-term gains. Investing in cost-effective interventions to reduce costs to the health sector and other sectors can help create sustainable health systems and economies for the future.