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Savings in Medical Expenditures Associated with Reductions in Body Mass Index Among US Adults with Obesity, by Diabetes Status

John Cawley (), Chad Meyerhoefer, Adam Biener (), Mette Hammer () and Neil Wintfeld ()

PharmacoEconomics, 2015, vol. 33, issue 7, 707-722

Abstract: The savings from a given percent reduction in BMI are greater the heavier the obese individual, and are greater for those with diabetes than for those without diabetes. The results provide health insurers, employers, government agencies, and health economists with accurate estimates of the change in medical care expenditures resulting from weight loss, which is important information for calculating the cost effectiveness of interventions to prevent and treat obesity. Copyright The Author(s) 2015

Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1007/s40273-014-0230-2

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