Some interventions that can reduce BMI may save more for society than they cost to implement. Other interventions may be relatively low-cost options for reducing BMI compared to more expensive interventions, like bariatric surgery.
The goal of the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study’s (CHOICES) cost-effectiveness analysis is to identify the best value for societal investment to reverse the obesity epidemic. The CHOICES project uses cost-effectiveness analysis to forecast the population-level costs and health effects of obesity prevention interventions in youth.
How cost-effectiveness analysis works
Cost-effectiveness analysis provides a structured, transparent process that integrates information from a range of sources on the economic cost and health effects of interventions. The primary outcome of cost-effectiveness analysis is the ratio of the net increase in costs from an intervention divided by the net gain in health effects.