ACE-Obesity Summary Report: assessing cost-effectiveness of obesity interventions in children and adolescents
There is an increasing demand for evidence of cost-effectiveness in health promotion and obesity prevention interventions. The ACE-Obesity study was conducted for the Victorian Government Department of Human Services by a diverse group of experts in health economics and obesity.
The economic study examined the evidence for 13 potential obesity interventions for children and adolescents in Australia. The best available evidence was used, to determine the health benefits as body mass index (BMI) units saved and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) saved. The predicted health benefits from the interventions varied considerably, as did the strength of evidence available.
How to access the resource:
The report is available for download from the website of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University here.
The following paper was published in the International Journal of Obesity, reporting on the methods and results of the ACE-Obesity study:
Haby MM, Vos T, Carter R, Moodie M, Markwick A, Magnus A, Tay-Teo KS, Swinburn B.(2006) A new approach to assessing the health benefit from obesity interventions in children and adolescents: the assessing cost-effectiveness in obesity project. International Journal of Obesity 30(10):1463-75
Access the abstract in pubmed here.