Savings in Medical Expenditures Associated with Reductions in Body Mass Index Among US Adults with Obesity, by Diabetes Status
John Cawley (),
Adam Biener (),
Mette Hammer () and
Neil Wintfeld ()
PharmacoEconomics, 2015, vol. 33, issue 7, 707-722
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
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