The cost of excess body mass to the acute hospital system in Western Australia 2011

14 June 2013

It is well known that excess body mass is associated with an increased risk of disease. It is not currently known what the cost of excess body mass is to the acute hospital system in Western Australia.

A cost of illness study was performed using 18 harms that are attributable in part, or wholly, to excess body mass.

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Epidemiology Branch