Costs and Cost-Effectiveness in Eating Disorders

Scott J. Crow and Nicholas Smiley

in The Oxford Handbook of Eating Disorders

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780195373622
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199940318 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Costs and Cost-Effectiveness in Eating Disorders

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Costs and cost-effectiveness are now well recognized as important aspects of the burdens of and treatment for eating disorders. Ample evidence indicates that the cost burdens associated with eating disorders are high; this is true whether viewed from the perspective of a health care payer or from a national perspective. On the other hand, it is important to note that studies involving cost modeling and direct cost collection in treatment have shown that eating disorders treatment is quite cost-effective. This is an area of great need for further research.

Keywords: anorexia nervosa; bulimia nervosa; burden; cost; cost-effectiveness; eating disorders; treatment

Article.  3864 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Psychology

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