The financial burden of overweight and obesity among elderly Americans: the dynamics of weight, longevity, and health care cost.

@article{Yang2008TheFB,
  title={The financial burden of overweight and obesity among elderly Americans: the dynamics of weight, longevity, and health care cost.},
  author={Zhuo Yang and Allyson G. Hall},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={849-68}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the financial burdens attributed to overweight and obesity on the U.S. health care system among elderly Americans. DATA SOURCE Longitudinal Cost and Use files of the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey from 1992 to 2001. STUDY DESIGN We constructed a simultaneous equation system to model the dynamic relationship between changes in body weight, chronic diseases, functional status, longevity, and health care expenditures using maximum likelihood estimation. Based on… CONTINUE READING
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