The health service use and cost of eating disorders.
BACKGROUND: The economic burden and health service use of eating disorders have received little attention, although such data are necessary to estimate the implications of any changes in clinical practice for patient care and health care resource requirements. This systematic review reports the current international evidence on the resource use and cost of eating disorders. METHOD: Relevant literature (1980-2002) was identified from searches of electronic databases and expert contacts. RESUL...Expand abstract
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