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Resource allocations for health and education should be based on evidence, not politics

If resource allocation decisions were made based on evidence rather than internal and external politics, the education sector would get a large chunk of resources, given its potential for positive impact on health, wellbeing and the economy, now and in the future. Researchers writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine say an evidence-based approach would likely see disinvestment from the healthcare sector, especially from low value and wasteful healthcare activities linked to overprescribing and overdiagnosis. Resources would then be reallocated to education, given the large burden of disease that could be avoided with better education systems. Read More

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