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Cost effectiveness of primary care referral to a commercial provider for weight loss treatment, relative to standard care: a modelled lifetime analysis.

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BACKGROUND: Because of the high prevalence of overweight and obesity, there is a need to identify cost-effective approaches for weight loss in primary care and community settings. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term cost effectiveness of a commercial weight loss programme (Weight Watchers) (CP) compared with standard care (SC), as defined by national guidelines. METHODS: A Markov model was developed to calculate the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER), expressed as the cost per quali...

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10.1038/ijo.2013.227

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Fuller, NR More by this author
Schofield, D More by this author
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Journal:
International journal of obesity (2005)
Volume:
38
Issue:
8
Pages:
1104-1109
Publication date:
2014-08-05
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EISSN:
1476-5497
ISSN:
0307-0565
URN:
uuid:90ccc9f5-e859-4b52-a576-2241d7430c24
Source identifiers:
453817
Local pid:
pubs:453817
Language:
English
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