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Physical activity after commitment lotteries: examining long-term results in a cluster randomized trial

Schipper, Marcel Zee-lenberg, Stef Berkhout, Johan J. Polder and Henrie┬Ętte M. Prast declare that they have no conflict of interest. Human and animal rights and Informed consent All procedures performed in

Towards a comprehensive estimate of national spending on prevention

Background Comprehensive information about national spending on prevention is crucial for health policy development and evaluation. This study provides a comprehensive overview of prevention spending in the Netherlands, including those activities beyond the national health accounts. Methods National spending on health-related primary and secondary preventive activities was...

Lifetime Medical Costs of Obesity: Prevention No Cure for Increasing Health Expenditure

Background Obesity is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and is associated with high medical expenditures. It has been suggested that obesity prevention could result in cost savings. The objective of this study was to estimate the annual and lifetime medical costs attributable to obesity, to compare those to similar costs attributable to smoking, and to discuss the...