Estimated national spending on prevention--United States, 1988

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1992 Jul 24;41(29):529-31.


Despite the overall health improvements achieved through preventive interventions, the United States continues to be burdened by preventable illness, injury, and disability (1). For example, annual health-care expenditures for cardiovascular disease alone exceed $135 billion and injury and disability, $170 billion (1). This report summarizes the findings of a study to estimate national funding for health promotion and disease prevention in the United States during 1988 (2).

MeSH terms

  • Health Expenditures*
  • Humans
  • Primary Prevention / economics*
  • United States