Salt, high blood pressure, and performance-based regulation


Stephen Sugarman, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, 327 Boalt Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-7200, USA. Email:


Performance-based regulation is a new approach to public health promotion. The aim of this article is to explain how this idea might be applied to the public health goal of reducing salt consumption as a way of reducing high blood pressure and thereby saving lives. Performance-based regulation is compared with competing regulatory strategies.