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ACE-Obesity : priority setting for obesity prevention

conference contribution
posted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by Marj MoodieMarj Moodie, M Haby, Boyd Swinburn, A Markwick, Annette Magnus, T Tay, T Sach, Rob CarterRob Carter
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.

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Event

European Conference on Health Economics (6th : 2006 : Budapest, Hungary)

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Springer

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Budapest, Hungary

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[Budapest, Hungary]

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2006-07-06

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2006-07-09

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eng

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Abstract in The European Journal of Health Economics 2006;7(1):S70

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E3.1 Extract of paper

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2006, Springer

Title of proceedings

ECHC 2006 : Abstracts of the 6th European Conference on Health Economics

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