Societal and economic value of prevention in the Netherlands

In this WRR Working Paper Lucia Fiestas Navarrete (Canadian Centre for Health Economics), Marianne de Visser (WRR) and André Knottnerus (WRR) discuss a range of evidence on the health economic and societal value of chronic disease prevention strategies that address obesity and hypertension.


WRR Working Paper 24 has been written as part of the project ‘Health, equality and inequality’ in which the WRR will look both at the causes and effects of differences in health status. The results of this project will be presented in a joint publication by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and WRR.