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CHOICES Study Explores the Cost-Effectiveness of a Clinical Childhood Obesity Intervention

A new paper from the CHOICES study, “Cost-Effectiveness of a Clinical Childhood Obesity Intervention,” was published today in Pediatrics.

The findings estimate that the national implementation of an intervention focused on electronic health record (EHR)-based decision support for primary care providers and self-guided behavior change support for parents is likely a more cost-effective approach to treating children with obesity than previous clinical interventions reporting cost information. Over 12 million children and adolescents in the United States have obesity (17% of the population). The results of this study demonstrate that taking advantage of electronic health record (EHR) systems may be among the “best value for money” strategies currently tested for pediatric obesity treatment.

To learn more, read a summary and the abstract of this paper.

Cost-Effectiveness of a Clinical Childhood Obesity Intervention.
Sharifi M, Franz C, Horan CM, Giles C, Long M, Ward Z, Resch S, Marshall R, Gortmaker S, Taveras E. Pediatrics. 2017; 140(5):e20162998.