Trevor Hancock: What happened to an ounce of prevention?

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The notion that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is an old adage. It is also a strategy proposed by the B.C.’s select standing committee on health a decade ago.

The committee’s 2004 report noted that “one ounce is one-16th of a pound — or about six per cent [but] for decades we have been routinely investing in about half an ounce of prevention.”

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