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A Health Economics Model. The cost benefits of the Physical Activity Strategy for Northern Ireland - a summary of key findings
Swales C.; Economics Branch; Department of Health; Social Services and Public Safety
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.
Keyword(s): Framework for maximising efforts to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities across all sectors
Publication Date:
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: All Ireland Public Health Repository
Publisher(s): Department of Health (Northern Ireland)
First Indexed: 2018-09-11 07:15:46 Last Updated: 2018-09-11 07:15:46