Ounce of prevention may be the cure

November 16, 2009
by Julie Deardorff and Judith Graham
Chicago Tribune

Secondary prevention occurs when physicians help people with illnesses such as heart disease, asthma or diabetes manage those conditions and avoid possible complications. About 75 percent of health care spending is driven by people with chronic illnesses, according to Jeff Levi, executive director of The Trust for America's Health.

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