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Development of the health and economic consequences of smoking interactive model

Orme, M E, Hogue, S L, Kennedy, L M, Paine, A C and Godfrey, C (2001) Development of the health and economic consequences of smoking interactive model. Tobacco Control. pp. 55-61. ISSN 1468-3318

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Abstract

Objective-To describe the health and economic consequences of smoking model, a user friendly, web based tool, designed to estimate the health and economic outcomes associated with smoking and the benefits of smoking cessation. Results-An overview of the development of the model equations and user interface is given, and data from the UK are presented as an example of the model outputs. These results show that a typical smoking cessation strategy costs approximately pound 1200 per life year saved and pound 22 000 per death averted. Conclusions-The model successfully captures the complexity required to model smoking behaviour and associated mortality, morbidity, and health care costs. Furthermore, the interface provides the results in a simple and flexible way so as to be useful to a variety of audiences and to simulate a variety of smoking cessation methods.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2001 by Tobacco Control
Keywords: consequences of smoking, model, health consequences, economic consequences, CARE COSTS, CESSATION, INTERVENTIONS, GUIDE
Academic Units: The University of York > Health Sciences (York)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2004
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2013 14:36
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/202

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