Examining the Cost-Effectiveness of Childhood Obesity Interventions
Mona Sharifi, MD, MPH
Yale School of Medicine
Abstract: Excess health care costs attributable to obesity demand effective and efficient strategies. To facilitate appropriate resource allocation, economic evaluations can aid explicit assessments of intervention efficiency and allow for comparisons between interventions. Such analyses are lacking in pediatric obesity management. This talk will review the methods and results of cost-effectiveness analyses using a microsimulation model of the national implementation of childhood obesity interventions.