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ACE-Obesity : priority setting for obesity prevention

Moodie, M., Haby, M., Swinburn, B., Markwick, A., Magnus, A., Tay, T.K., Sach, T. and Carter, R. 2006, ACE-Obesity : priority setting for obesity prevention, in ECHC 2006 : Abstracts of the 6th European Conference on Health Economics, Springer, [Budapest, Hungary].

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Title ACE-Obesity : priority setting for obesity prevention
Author(s) Moodie, M.
Haby, M.
Swinburn, B.
Markwick, A.
Magnus, A.
Tay, T.K.
Sach, T.
Carter, R.
Conference name European Conference on Health Economics (6th : 2006 : Budapest, Hungary)
Conference location Budapest, Hungary
Conference dates 6-9 Jul. 2006
Title of proceedings ECHC 2006 : Abstracts of the 6th European Conference on Health Economics
Publication date 2006
Publisher Springer
Place of publication [Budapest, Hungary]
Summary The ACE-Obesity study uses an evidence-based approach to evaluate interventions aimed at reducing the prevalence of obesity in Australian youth. It informs decision-makers about the benefits of individual interventions and the packaging of a coherent strategy for obesity prevention and management. To avoid methodological confounding, the approach employs standardised methods including a two stage concept of benefit; a common comparator, setting and decision context; Australian data; and extensive probabilistic uncertainty testing. The technical cost-effectiveness results (cost per DALY) for each of the selected interventions will be reported. Modelling is undertaken to convert changes in behaviour to BMI outcomes and then to DALYs, and issues of the attribution of costs across multiple objectives arise. Due process is achieved by involving stakeholders on a Working Group, and by consideration of second stage filters (such as equity, acceptability and feasibility). The results are brought together in a 'league table' in which all the interventions are ranked in order of economic merit without the usual methodological concerns about results drawn from studies lacking in comparability. In packaging interventions to meet particular budget allocations, the divisibility, mutual exclusivity and returns to scale of individual interventions are considered, as well as issues of program logic, target group coverage and a range of settings.
Notes Abstract in The European Journal of Health Economics 2006;7(1):S70
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E3.1 Extract of paper
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30025696

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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