One-year use and cost of inpatient and outpatient services among female and male patients with an eating disorder: evidence from a national database of health insurance claims.

@article{StriegelMoore2000OneyearUA,
  title={One-year use and cost of inpatient and outpatient services among female and male patients with an eating disorder: evidence from a national database of health insurance claims.},
  author={Ruth H. Striegel-Moore and Doug Leslie and Stephen A. Petrill and V Garvin and Robert A. Rosenheck},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={2000},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={381-9}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined rates and cost of inpatient and outpatient treatment among 1,932 patients with an eating disorder. METHOD One-year (1995) data were available through MarketScan, a national insurance database containing claims for 1,902,041 male patients and 2,005,760 female patients. RESULTS Female patients (n = 1,756, 0.14% of all females) were significantly more likely to have been treated for an eating disorder than male patients (n = 176, 0.016% of all males), and females… CONTINUE READING