Where is the Sense?

I found this data viz online, and again, I just can’t stop thinking that it would make so much more sense to direct the (sickeningly huge amounts of) money spent on biomedical interventions (which don’t have much of an impact on health outcomes, in fact as little as 10%) towards improving living conditions and nutrition, thereby reducing the impact of disease and raising the general health of the population.

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After all, it’s all about the host. A healthy body is far more efficient at dealing with disease than an unhealthy one, so why aren’t we investing in health over “healthcare”?

Link to original article here: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v442/n7101/fig_tab/nature05064_F1.html?foxtrotcallback=true

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