The impact of obesity on health service utilization and costs in childhood.

@article{Trasande2009TheIO,
  title={The impact of obesity on health service utilization and costs in childhood.},
  author={Leonardo Trasande and Samprit Chatterjee},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 9},
  pages={1749-54}
}
Most studies of the economic costs of childhood obesity have focused upon hospitalization for comorbidities of obesity, whereas increased expenditures may also be the result of additional outpatient/emergency room visits or prescription drug expenditures. To quantify the magnitude of increased health-care utilization and expenditures among overweight and obese children, we performed descriptive, bivariate, and multivariable analyses on data from 6- to 19-year olds in the 2002-2005 Medical… CONTINUE READING
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