Quote of the Day

“Shah said 95 cents of every health dollar is spent on hospitals and other types of clinical care, while only 5 cents goes to prevention. He’d like to see a lot more spent on prevention. Building more hospitals and other medical facilities won’t improve a community’s health, he said. Instead, communities need more sidewalks and bike lanes to get people exercising, and supportive housing that will keep the homeless out of emergency rooms.”

– Dr. Nirav Shah, New York State’s health commissioner as reported in yesterday’s Syracuse Post-Standard.

Jan

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