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

Abstract

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

Topics

8 Figures and Tables