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Old 22 December 2013, 07:27 PM
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Icon605 $1 in prevention, saves $7 in intervention

Comment: In charity appeals, I frequently see a statistic that by spending
$1 in prevention, we save $7 down the road in intervention.

I am skeptical about this for a number of reasons:
1. a specific study is never quoted. It just says, "Research shows..."
2. The $1 and $7 figure are used in everything from child abuse to
illiteracy to poison control. That it is always $1 and $7 for such a
broad range of problems, makes me skeptical.
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Old 22 December 2013, 07:42 PM
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The author and I are seeing different charity appeals, apparently.
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a specific study is never quoted. It just says, "Research shows..."
Research shows that if you start a sentence with "Research shows...", people are more likely to believe it.
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Research shows that if you start a sentence with "Research shows...", people are more likely to believe it.
Now THAT I believe.
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sounds like a monitization of the old adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...
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