Policymakers in many countries seek to contain health care costs over the long range by promoting health and more effective health behavior.
Such efforts can be directed at entire populations, at members of a health plan, at defined risk groups or single individuals at risk.
Many health risks are associated with socio-economic status and social inequalities but these are often difficult to address because of social and political conflicts.
Health, also, is often a product of culture and other social circumstances.
Health may be promoted through non-health interventions or through more targeted health efforts seeking to effect behavior change.
Preventive screening is of growing importance but such efforts often out-pace evidence of efficacy or cost-effectiveness.
Many opportunities exist to build on new clinician-patient partnerships to make patients better informed and to effect positive health behavior.
New technologies, and particularly the internet, offer new ways to promote health and more constructive illness behaviors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Promotion santé, Prévention, Maladie, Politique sanitaire, Dépistage, Aspect social, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health promotion, Prevention, Disease, Health policy, Medical screening, Social aspect, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0172411
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 16/11/1999.