Priority 2 from the Seniors' Health (Alberta, Canada) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: In what ways can the healthcare system become more proactive, instead of reactive, in addressing and encouraging prevention of disease/disability? (JLA PSP Priority 2)
Overall ranking 2
JLA question ID 0083/2
Explanatory note

Healthcare often only acts when things go wrong and reacts to disease.  People wanted a greater emphasis on preventive care and public health in order to maintain people in good health and prevent avoidable illness


None identified

Health Research Classification System category Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples I believe that the current system is reactive vs proactive.  I would like to see more support for healthy living and choices. ~ Focus on reactive medicine instead of preventative. ~ Our health care system does not lend itself well to prevention. It is more geared around finding solutions for current illnesses. A focus shift is needed to start thinking about prevention.
Submitted by  Health/Social care provider 24, Caregiver 7,  Older Adult  8, Other  1
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0083
PSP name Seniors' Health (Alberta, Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 97  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 13 August 2018