School Lunch Waste Among Middle School Students: Nutrients Consumed and Costs

submitted by: Jfwcohen
Background: The National School Lunch Program has been guided by modest nutrient standards, and the palatability of meals, which drives consumption, receives inadequate attention. School food waste can have important nutritional and cost implications for policymakers, students, and their families. Purpose: Nutrient losses and economic costs associated with school meal waste were examined. The study also assessed if school foods served were valid proxies for foods consumed by students....
Authors: Juliana Cohen, Scott Richardson, S. Bryn Austin, Christina Economos, Eric Rimm

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

submitted by: frederick.zimmerman

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

Cost-effectivness of an individually tailored oral health educational programme based on cognitive behavioural strategies in non-surgical periodontal treatment

submitted by: bjo
Aim: The aim of this cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA), performed from a societal perspective, was to compare costs and consequences of an individually-tailored oral health educational programme (ITOHEP) based on cognitive-behavioural strategies integrated in non-surgical periodontal treatment compared with a standard treatment programme (ST). Material and Methods: A randomised (n=113), evaluator-blinded, controlled trial, with two different active treatments, was analysed with respect to...
Authors: Birgitta Jönsson, Kerstin Öhrn, Per Lindberg, Nils Oscarson

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,...

Barbara Yawn Discusses Mayo Clinic Proceedings (September 2009) Study on Health Care Use and Cost Burden of Herpes Zoster

submitted by: mcgheekkm

Dr. Barbara Yawn, Director of Research at Olmsted Medical Center, provides an overview of her study (http://tinyurl.com/mbnww3) on Health Care Utilization and the Cost Burden of Herpes Zoster, published in the September 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (www.mayoclinicproceedings.com).

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

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

submitted by: glantz

Stanton Glantz (of the University of California, San Francisco) and colleagues find that the California state tobacco control program is associated not only with reduced smoking, but with reductions in health care costs as well.