El trasfondo económico de las intervenciones sanitarias en la prevención de la obesidad.

Revista Española de Salud Pública (Impact Factor: 0.71). 01/2009; DOI: 10.1590/S1135-57272009000100003
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ABSTRACT Aunque hay dificultades metodológicas, organizativas y económicas para evaluar el coste-efectividad de las políticas contra la obesidad, es necesario conocer la rentabilidad social de los recursos que la sociedad destina a afrontar la epidemia. Este artículo revisa de forma ordenada los argumentos económicos relacionados con dichas políticas, y presenta una revisión de la literatura sobre los costes macro de la enfermedad y sobre la efectividad y el coste-efectividad de las intervenciones individuales y comunitarias contra la obesidad.

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