Technical guide: Building a business case for prevention

Published: 1 May 2014

Building a business case for prevention may at first seem difficult. 

We believe that if the process of constructing a business case forprevention can be made easier, more commissioners will choose to invest resources in tackling problems upstream. 

The aim of this guide is to demystify the activities required to make adecision to invest in prevention; and to make that decision rooted in robust, reliable data. We set out below the key questions that need to be answered to develop a business case for prevention,and the steps and analysis that put the business case on firmfoundations. Our focus is how toshift spending earlierbyapplying preventative services in the right area based on the analysis of potential costs and benefits.

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