Lifetime Direct Medical Costs of Childhood Obesity

@article{Finkelstein2014LifetimeDM,
  title={Lifetime Direct Medical Costs of Childhood Obesity},
  author={E. Finkelstein and Wan Chen Kang Graham and R. Malhotra},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2014},
  volume={133},
  pages={854 - 862}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: An estimate of the lifetime medical costs of an obese child provides a benchmark of the potential per capita savings that could accrue from successful childhood obesity prevention efforts. We reviewed the literature to identify the best current estimate of the incremental lifetime per capita medical cost of an obese child in the United States today relative to a normal weight child. METHODS: We searched PubMed and Web of Science for US-based studies published within… Expand
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