Robert M. Kaplan - More Than Medicine: The Broken Promise of American Health

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Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

While the U.S. outspends most nations on health care, American life expectancy and quality of life fall behind those of many other countries. Looking closer at that paradox, Kaplan, one of our top experts on public health, found that our focus on medical treatment causes us to neglect the social and behavioral factors that cause poor health in the first place. We spend millions on drugs to control high cholesterol, for example, but little on the education that statistics show adds considerably longer to life expectancy. Drawing on a wide range of studies, data, and his own extensive experience at institutions including the NIH, Kaplan shows how changing our priorities and investing more in prevention can help us live longer, healthier lives.


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ISBN: 9780674975903
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Published: Harvard University Press - February 4th, 2019

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