Preventative healthcare reduces illness
The field of preventative healthcare gathers researchers, social stakeholders and the private sector in research and innovation projects aimed at preventing illness from all perspectives; people, systems, policy and technology. According to the World Health Organization, unhealthy lifestyles cause 80% of cardiovascular disease, 90% of type 2 diabetes and 30% of cancers globally. Chronic disease is responsible for seven out of ten deaths worldwide. At the same time, since 2014, psychiatric diagnoses have been the most common cause of sick leave in Sweden.