Is doctor referral to a low-energy total diet replacement programme cost-effective for the routine treatment of obesity?
ObjectiveThe study objective was to estimate the cost‐effectiveness of a commercially provided low‐energy total diet replacement (TDR) program compared with nurse‐led behavioral support. Methods A multistate life table model and the weight reduction observed in a randomized controlled trial were used to evaluate the quality‐adjusted life‐years and direct health care costs (in United Kingdom 2017 prices) over a lifetime with TDR versus nurse‐led support in adu... Expand abstract
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