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Weight Management Economic Assessment Tool

Authors/ source/ publisher
Public Health England
Date added to library 07 July 2016
Year published
2016
Country where item was produced
UK
Abstract
This updated weight management economic assessment tool is designed to help public health professionals make an economic assessment of existing or planned weight management interventions. Commissioners can use it to compare the costs of an intervention with potential cost savings. 
 
The first version of the tool, published in April 2014, calculated costs and direct savings to the health service arising from weight management interventions. This updated tool also estimates the saving in local authority funded community based social care costs and the economic benefit of additional employment that may accrue as a result of weight management interventions. In addition, it values the wider health benefits of weight management interventions using Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs). 
 
The tool has been developed by Public Health England in conjunction with a panel of experts.