A Health Dividend for America: The Opportunity Cost of Excess Medical Expenditures

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Authors: Jeffrey McCullough, Frederick Zimmerman, Jonathan Fielding, Steven Teutsch

Projected effects of tobacco smoking on worldwide tuberculosis control: mathematical modelling analysis

submitted by: ucsfnews
BMJ 2011; 343:d5506 http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmj.d5506 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21972295 ABSTRACT We constructed a state transition, compartmental, mathematical model of tuberculosis epidemics to estimate the impact of alternative future smoking trends on tuberculosis control. We projected tuberculosis incidence, prevalence, and mortality in each World Health Organization region from 2010 to 2050, and incorporated changing trends in smoking, case detection,...

Effect of the California Tobacco Control Program on Personal Health Care Expenditures

submitted by: glantz
Background Large state tobacco control programs have been shown to reduce smoking and would be expected to affect health care costs. We investigate the effect of California's large-scale tobacco control program on aggregate personal health care expenditures in the state. Methods and Findings Cointegrating regressions were used to predict (1) the difference in per capita cigarette consumption between California and 38 control states as a function of the...
Authors: James M Lightwood, Alexis Dinno, Stanton A Glantz