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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Fuller, NR; Colagiuri, S; Schofield, D; Olson, AD; Shrestha, R; Holzapfel, C; Wolfenstetter, SB; Holle, R; Ahern, AL; Hauner, H; Jebb, SA; Caterson, ID 
Title:
A within-trial cost-effectiveness analysis of primary care referral to a commercial provider for weight loss treatment, relative to standard care--an international randomised controlled trial. 
Abstract:
Due to the high prevalence of overweight and obesity there is a need to identify cost-effective approaches for weight loss in primary care and community settings.We evaluated the cost effectiveness of two weight loss programmes of 1-year duration, either standard care (SC) as defined by national guidelines, or a commercial provider (Weight Watchers) (CP).This analysis was based on a randomised controlled trial of 772 adults (87% female; age 47.4±12.9 years; body mass index 31.4±2.6 kg m(-2)) r...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Int J Obes (Lond) 
Year:
2013 
Journal volume:
37 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
828-34 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0307-0565 
TUM Institution:
hrungsmedizin