Silver Book Fact

Increased use of non-acute medications in primary and secondary prevention explains about 1/3 of the total reduction in cardiovascular disease mortality
since 1950.

Cutler D. Your Money or Your Life? Strong medicine for America’s health care system. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2004

Reference

Title
Your Money or Your Life? Strong medicine for America’s health care system
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Cutler D

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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