Preventing Obesity in the USA: Impact on Health Service Utilization and Costs

@article{Cecchini2015PreventingOI,
  title={Preventing Obesity in the USA: Impact on Health Service Utilization and Costs},
  author={Michele Cecchini and Franco Sassi},
  journal={PharmacoEconomics},
  year={2015},
  volume={33},
  pages={765-776}
}
With more than two-thirds of the US population overweight or obese, the obesity epidemic is a major threat for population health and the financial sustainability of the healthcare service. Whether, and to what extent, effective prevention interventions may offer the opportunity to ‘bend the curve’ of rising healthcare costs is still an object of debate. This study evaluates the potential economic impact of a set of prevention programmes, including education, counselling, long-term drug… CONTINUE READING
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