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Want better health outcomes? Invest in education

By Katie Kerwin McCrimmon AURORA Investments in education would do far more to drive down health care costs than simply reforming the health care system, an expert on social determinants of health said Friday during a visit to Denver. If there was one thing that modern medicine could do to improve health outcomes, it would be to solve the high school dropout problem, said Dr. Steven Woolf, of the Center for Human Needs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Surveys show most people believe that hospitals or access to doctors determines how healthy people are. But, in fact, Woolf and his colleagues…