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

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  • Franco Sassi

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Prevention interventions aimed at tackling obesity and associated risk factors may produce a significant decrease in the use of healthcare services and expenditure. Savings become substantial when a long-term perspective is taken. Copyright Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

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  • Michele Cecchini & Franco Sassi, 2015. "Preventing Obesity in the USA: Impact on Health Service Utilization and Costs," PharmacoEconomics, Springer, vol. 33(7), pages 765-776, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:pharme:v:33:y:2015:i:7:p:765-776
    DOI: 10.1007/s40273-015-0301-z
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    3. Michele Cecchini, 2018. "Use of healthcare services and expenditure in the US in 2025: The effect of obesity and morbid obesity," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 13(11), pages 1-14, November.

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