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Disease Prevention: Saving Lives or Reducing Health Care Costs?

Baal 0 Harry Zhang, Old Dominion University, United States of America 0 1 Education and Student Affairs, Technical University , Delft , The Netherlands , 2 Centre for Prevention and Health Services

Cost-Effectiveness of Opportunistic Screening and Minimal Contact Psychotherapy to Prevent Depression in Primary Care Patients

Background Depression causes a large burden of disease worldwide. Effective prevention has the potential to reduce that burden considerably. This study aimed to investigate the cost-effectiveness of minimal contact psychotherapy, based on Lewinsohn's ‘Coping with depression’ course, targeted at opportunistically screened individuals with sub-threshold depression. Methods and...

Cost-Effectiveness of an Opportunistic Screening Programme and Brief Intervention for Excessive Alcohol Use in Primary Care

. van Baal 0 Syed Ahmer, Aga Khan University Karachi, Pakistan 0 1 Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Weight Change and Incident Diabetes: Addressing an Unresolved Issue

, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (Pieter H. M. van Baal); Expertise Centre for Methodology and Information Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands (Pieter H. M ... . van Baal); Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands (Edith J. M. Feskens); and Center for Nutrition and Health, National Institute for Public Health and the

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...