CVS Health September 18, 2023
Dollar for health care dollar, nothing beats prevention. Here’s how the country can reclaim a missed opportunity.
Prevention is the first rule of good health. Yet only 8% of Americans* undergo routine health screenings. Vaccination rates* have been dropping for years. And while most U.S.residents can access preventive services* through their health care coverage, most don’t.*
“Preventive care is about the small things we can do to prevent future problems,” says David Fairchild, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Retail Health and Senior Vice President, CVS Health®. Yet missed prevention opportunities cost the United States $55 billion annually,* or an estimated 30 cents on every health care dollar, according to research from the National Academy of Medicine....