Economic evaluation of a primary care trial to reduce weight gain in overweight/obese children: the LEAP trial.

@article{Wake2008EconomicEO,
  title={Economic evaluation of a primary care trial to reduce weight gain in overweight/obese children: the LEAP trial.},
  author={Melissa Wake and Lisa Gold and Zo{\"e} McCallum and Bibi E Gerner and Elizabeth G Waters},
  journal={Ambulatory pediatrics : the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={336-41}
}
BACKGROUND A common policy response to the childhood obesity epidemic is to recommend that primary care physicians screen for and offer counseling to the overweight/obese. As the literature suggests, this approach may be ineffective; it is important to document the opportunity costs incurred by brief primary care obesity interventions that ultimately may not alter body mass index (BMI) trajectory. METHODS Live, Eat and Play (LEAP) was a randomized controlled trial of a brief secondary… CONTINUE READING
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