Costs and Cost-Effectiveness in Eating Disorders

Scott J Crow, Nicholas Smiley

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Costs and cost-effectiveness are now well recognized as important aspects of the burdens of and treatment for eating disorders. Ample evidence indicates that the cost burdens associated with eating disorders are high; this is true whether viewed from the perspective of a health care payer or from a national perspective. On the other hand, it is important to note that studies involving cost modeling and direct cost collection in treatment have shown that eating disorders treatment is quite cost-effective. This is an area of great need for further research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Eating Disorders
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199940318
ISBN (Print)9780195373622
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012


  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Burden
  • Cost
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Eating disorders
  • Treatment


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