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Broadening Understanding of the Long-term Effects of Risk- and Protection-Focused Prevention on the Public Health

Broadening Understanding of the Long-term Effects of Risk- and Protection-Focused Prevention on... EDITORIALS Broadening Understanding of the Long-term Effects of Risk- and Protection-Focused Prevention on the Public Health Lessons From Nurse-Family Partnerships N THE CURRENT DEBATE OVER HEALTH CARE RE- In this context, it is important to see the new find- form, the question of the cost vs benefit of in- ings from the Eckenrode et al controlled trial of the Nurse- vesting in prevention has become a hot topic. Family Partnership program conducted in Elmira, New In a recent letter to Congressman Nathan Deal, York, reported in this issue of the Archives. This study I the Congressional Budget Office concluded that involved randomly assigning young women who had not for preventive medical care, including services such as previously had a live birth and were less than 26 weeks’ cancer screening and cholesterol management, ex- pregnant to a control condition or to be visited by a pub- panded use will lead to higher, not lower, medical spend- lic health nurse in their homes during the second and ing overall. This is largely because many individuals must third trimesters of pregnancy and the first 2 years of their be screened, at relatively high cost per individual, to iden- infants’ lives. These visits http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Broadening Understanding of the Long-term Effects of Risk- and Protection-Focused Prevention on the Public Health

JAMA Pediatrics , Volume 164 (1) – Jan 1, 2010

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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright 2010 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.246
pmid
20048248
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Abstract

EDITORIALS Broadening Understanding of the Long-term Effects of Risk- and Protection-Focused Prevention on the Public Health Lessons From Nurse-Family Partnerships N THE CURRENT DEBATE OVER HEALTH CARE RE- In this context, it is important to see the new find- form, the question of the cost vs benefit of in- ings from the Eckenrode et al controlled trial of the Nurse- vesting in prevention has become a hot topic. Family Partnership program conducted in Elmira, New In a recent letter to Congressman Nathan Deal, York, reported in this issue of the Archives. This study I the Congressional Budget Office concluded that involved randomly assigning young women who had not for preventive medical care, including services such as previously had a live birth and were less than 26 weeks’ cancer screening and cholesterol management, ex- pregnant to a control condition or to be visited by a pub- panded use will lead to higher, not lower, medical spend- lic health nurse in their homes during the second and ing overall. This is largely because many individuals must third trimesters of pregnancy and the first 2 years of their be screened, at relatively high cost per individual, to iden- infants’ lives. These visits

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JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 2010

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