Eric A Finkelstein

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Publications

  1. pmc A longitudinal study on the relationship between weight loss, medical expenditures, and absenteeism among overweight employees in the WAY to Health study
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Health Services and Systems Research Program, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    J Occup Environ Med 51:1367-73. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Incorporating indirect costs into a cost-benefit analysis of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    Value Health 15:299-304. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Effects of financial incentives on motivating physical activity among older adults: results from a discrete choice experiment
    Muhammad Assad Farooqui
    Health Services and Systems Research, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, 8 College Road, Singapore 169857, Singapore
    BMC Public Health 14:141. 2014
  4. doi request reprint A cluster randomized controlled trial of an incentive-based outdoor physical activity program
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Health Services and Systems Research, Duke National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    J Pediatr 163:167-72.e1. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Implications of a sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax when substitutions to non-beverage items are considered
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Duke NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Singapore
    J Health Econ 32:219-39. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of an injury and drowning prevention program in Bangladesh
    Fazlur Rahman
    Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, New DOHS Mohakhali, Bangladesh
    Pediatrics 130:e1621-8. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Hard truths and a new strategy for addressing childhood obesity
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Program in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    Child Obes 8:106-9. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint The personal financial burden of cancer for the working-aged population
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Division of Health Services Research, Duke National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    Am J Manag Care 15:801-6. 2009
  9. doi request reprint The economics of obesity
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Health Services Research Program, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1520S-1524S. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Direct and indirect costs and potential cost savings of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding among obese patients with diabetes
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Health Services and Systems Research Program, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
    J Occup Environ Med 53:1025-9. 2011

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Publications18

  1. pmc A longitudinal study on the relationship between weight loss, medical expenditures, and absenteeism among overweight employees in the WAY to Health study
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Health Services and Systems Research Program, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    J Occup Environ Med 51:1367-73. 2009
    ..To quantify the extent to which successful weight loss among overweight/obese employees translates into subsequent savings in medical expenditures and absenteeism...
  2. doi request reprint Incorporating indirect costs into a cost-benefit analysis of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    Value Health 15:299-304. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the time to breakeven and 5-year net costs of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) taking both direct and indirect costs and cost savings into account...
  3. doi request reprint Effects of financial incentives on motivating physical activity among older adults: results from a discrete choice experiment
    Muhammad Assad Farooqui
    Health Services and Systems Research, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, 8 College Road, Singapore 169857, Singapore
    BMC Public Health 14:141. 2014
    ..This study aimed to ascertain if incentives could be effective in motivating physical activity through improving uptake of walking programs, either with or without an enrolment fee to cover corresponding costs...
  4. doi request reprint A cluster randomized controlled trial of an incentive-based outdoor physical activity program
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Health Services and Systems Research, Duke National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    J Pediatr 163:167-72.e1. 2013
    ..To evaluate an incentive-based physical activity intervention to increase physical activity and fitness among children in a 9-month cluster randomized controlled trial...
  5. doi request reprint Implications of a sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax when substitutions to non-beverage items are considered
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Duke NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Singapore
    J Health Econ 32:219-39. 2013
    ..Despite their significantly lower price elasticity, the tax has a similar effect on calories for the largest purchasers of SSBs...
  6. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of an injury and drowning prevention program in Bangladesh
    Fazlur Rahman
    Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, New DOHS Mohakhali, Bangladesh
    Pediatrics 130:e1621-8. 2012
    ..This study presents the cost-effectiveness of a low-cost, scalable injury and drowning prevention program called Prevention of Child Injuries through Social-Intervention and Education (PRECISE) in Bangladesh...
  7. doi request reprint Hard truths and a new strategy for addressing childhood obesity
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Program in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    Child Obes 8:106-9. 2012
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  8. ncbi request reprint The personal financial burden of cancer for the working-aged population
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Division of Health Services Research, Duke National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    Am J Manag Care 15:801-6. 2009
    ..To present nationally representative estimates of the effect of cancer care on out-of-pocket medical expenditures and lost productivity for the working-aged population...
  9. doi request reprint The economics of obesity
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Health Services Research Program, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1520S-1524S. 2010
    ..This changing environment is in response to consumers' demand for labor-saving technology and convenient, affordable food. To be successful, efforts to combat obesity therefore need to recognize and address these realities...
  10. doi request reprint Direct and indirect costs and potential cost savings of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding among obese patients with diabetes
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Health Services and Systems Research Program, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
    J Occup Environ Med 53:1025-9. 2011
    ..To estimate the time to breakeven and 5-year net costs for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding among obese patients with diabetes taking direct and indirect costs into account...
  11. doi request reprint Financial implications of coverage for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 7:295-303. 2011
    ..We sought to quantify the costs and potential cost savings resulting from coverage for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) using a claims analysis...
  12. doi request reprint Impact of targeted beverage taxes on higher- and lower-income households
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Health Services and Systems Research Program, Duke National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    Arch Intern Med 170:2028-34. 2010
    ..Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes are increasingly being considered as a strategy for addressing the obesity epidemic. We sought to investigate the differential impact of targeted beverage taxes on higher- and lower-income households...
  13. doi request reprint The costs of obesity in the workplace
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Health Services and Systems Research Program, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    J Occup Environ Med 52:971-6. 2010
    ..To quantify per capita and aggregate medical expenditures and the value of lost productivity, including absenteeism and presenteeism, because of overweight, and grade I, II, and III obesity among U.S. employees...
  14. pmc The effect of weight loss on health, productivity, and medical expenditures among overweight employees
    Marcel Bilger
    Health Services and Systems Research Program, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    Med Care 51:471-7. 2013
    ..To test whether overweight or obese employees who achieve clinically significant weight loss of ≥ 5% have reduced medical expenditures, absenteeism, presenteeism, and/or improved Health-Related Quality Of Life (HRQOL)...
  15. doi request reprint Body mass trajectories through midlife among adults with class I obesity
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 9:547-553.e1. 2013
    ..Little is known about the body mass trajectories for adults with class I obesity. Our objective was to map the body mass trajectories through midlife for young adults with class I obesity in the United States...
  16. doi request reprint Obesity and severe obesity forecasts through 2030
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Health Services and Systems Research Program, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    Am J Prev Med 42:563-70. 2012
    ..Previous efforts to forecast future trends in obesity applied linear forecasts assuming that the rise in obesity would continue unabated. However, evidence suggests that obesity prevalence may be leveling off...
  17. doi request reprint Young adult weight trajectories through midlife by body mass category
    Rahul Malhotra
    Health Services and Systems Research, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Singapore
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:1923-34. 2013
    ..To estimate the expected weight gain through midlife for those in a given BMI category in young adulthood...
  18. pmc The business case for bariatric surgery revisited: a non-randomized case-control study
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Health Services and Systems Research, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e75498. 2013
    ..We re-estimate net costs and time to breakeven using an alternative sample that does not rely on this code...