In 2005, when the RAND Corporation wrote about early childhood interventions, they argued that the evidence to date showed those interventions improved outcomes and generated benefits that outweighed the costs. More than ten years later, the number of programs and studies has increased by a factor of five. There are more than three times as many benefit-cost analyses. We’ve given you a lot to think about in the last three weeks. But how do we use all this data to decide what to do in the future? That’s the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage.
Resources used in the making of this episode:
- RAND’s Investing Early – Taking Stock of Outcomes and Economic Returns from Early Childhood Programs
- The Community Guide’s Community Preventive Services Task Force Findings