A $4.9 Billion Decrease in Health Care Expenditure: The Ten-Year Impact of Improving Smoking, Alcohol, Diet and Physical Activity in Ontario

Douglas G. Manuel, Richard Perez, Carol Bennett, Audrey Laporte, Andrey Wilton, Sima Gandhi, Erika A Yates, David A Henry

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Abstract

This report describes the proportion of Ontario adults at risk for four health behaviours — smoking, unhealthy alcohol consumption, poor diet and physical inactivity — and estimates the impact of these behaviours and socioeconomic position on total health care costs, as well as health care costs in three sectors: hospital care, community care and prescription drugs.

The researchers have created an online calculator to help Ontarians estimate their life expectancy and direct health care costs based on their habits and lifestyle choices.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationToronto
PublisherInstitute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Number of pages179
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-926850-67-2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

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