Weight Management Economic Assessment Tool [for public health professionals] – Public Health England – 28 April 2014

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Weight Management Economic Assessment Tool [for public health professionals] – Public Health England – 28 April 2014

“The newly developed tool will help local authorities (LAs) to assess the financial benefit of adult weight management programmes to prevent and reduce obesity. LAs will now be able to compare the cost of a programme with potential future healthcare savings that may result. This will help them in their ongoing efforts to achieve a decline in obesity rates by 2020.

The tool estimates the health impact of weight loss in any group of adults who have participated in a programme. The tool is accessible, easy to use and allows users to enter their own local data which will produce forecasts for up to 25 years.”

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