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A Health Economics Model. The cost benefits of the Physical Activity Strategy for Northern Ireland - a summary of key findings

Creator:

Swales, C., Economics Branch, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Subject Keywords: Framework for maximising efforts to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities across all sectors
Topic: Obesity
Cardiovascular Health (Draft)
Health Inequalities
Chronic Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Hypertension
Stroke
Conditions
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Health Inequalities
Catalogue: Policy
Policies, Strategies & Action plans
Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

This summary report follows on from the publication of the Northern Ireland physical activity strategy in 1996 and the subsequent publication of the strategy action plan in 1998. Within this strategy action plan a recommendation was made for the health sector, that research should be carried out to evaluate and compare the cost of investing in physical activity programmes against the cost of treating preventable illness. To help in the development of this key area, the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety's Economics Branch agreed to develop a model that would seek to establish the extent of avoidable deaths from physical inactivity and, as a consequence, the avoidable economic and healthcare costs for Northern Ireland.

Date:

01/01/2001

DOI:

10.14655/799178-3740

Rights: © Northern Ireland Physical Activity Strategy Implementation Group
Suggested citation:

Swales, C., Economics Branch, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety. (2001) A Health Economics Model. The cost benefits of the Physical Activity Strategy for Northern Ireland - a summary of key findings [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/3740 [Accessed: 19th April 2019].

  

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Contributor:

Department of Health (Northern Ireland)
 
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