publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Estimating the Medical Care Costs of Obesity in the United States: Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, and Empirical Analysis

David D. Kim; Anirban Basu;
  • Published: 01 Jul 2016
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract Background The prevalence of adult obesity exceeds 30% in the United States, posing a significant public health concern as well as a substantial financial burden. Although the impact of obesity on medical spending is undeniably significant, the estimated magnitude of the cost of obesity has varied considerably, perhaps driven by different study methodologies. Objectives To document variations in study design and methodology in existing literature and to understand the impact of those variations on the estimated costs of obesity. Methods We conducted a systematic review of the twelve recently published articles that reported costs of obesity and performe...
Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health Policy, Adult obesity, Medical expenditure, Intensive care medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Actuarial science, Public health, Obesity, medicine.disease, Confounding, Meta-analysis, Age groups, Environmental health, Cost estimate, business.industry, business
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