The influence of obesity and overweight on medical costs: a panel data perspective


This paper estimates the increase of direct medical costs of both severe and moderate obesity and overweight with respect to a normal-weight individual using a two-part generalised linear model and a longitudinal dataset of medical and administrative records of patients in primary and secondary healthcare centres followed up over seven consecutive years… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10198-014-0562-z


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