Illness-associated costs are a major concern in eating disorders (ED). Economic aspects of (ED) have been an area receiving research attention. In the last three years a number of studies have been completed, including studies examining national costs of ED; third party payer costs for ED treatment; societal costs of ED; and cost effectiveness analysis of specific treatments. Additionally, some work has been done to model costs associated with ED prevention efforts. A number of further cost effectiveness analyses are planned. This area will be a fertile one for continued study.
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Conflict of Interest Scott Crow’s work is funded by the following grant: P30DK50456. Dr. Crow has also received grant funding from Shire, Inc.
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Cost effectiveness
- Cost of illness
- Eating disorderNOS
- Eating disorders