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. ncbi 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. ncbi 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
  4. ncbi request reprint Food prices and obesity: a review
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Duke University National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Adv Nutr 5:818-21. 2014
  5. ncbi request reprint Lifetime direct medical costs of childhood obesity
    Eric Andrew Finkelstein
    Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore and Duke Global Health Institute, Durham, North Carolina
    Pediatrics 133:854-62. 2014
  6. pmc Optimizing linkage and retention to hypertension care in rural Kenya (LARK hypertension study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Rajesh Vedanthan
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, One Gustave L, Levy Place, Box 1030, 10029 New York, USA
    Trials 15:143. 2014
  7. pmc 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
  8. ncbi 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
  9. ncbi 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
  10. ncbi 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

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  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. ncbi 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. ncbi 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint Food prices and obesity: a review
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Duke University National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Adv Nutr 5:818-21. 2014
    ..While research suggests that the effects are modest, food taxes and subsidies may play an important role in a multifaceted approach to reducing obesity incidence...
  5. ncbi request reprint Lifetime direct medical costs of childhood obesity
    Eric Andrew Finkelstein
    Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore and Duke Global Health Institute, Durham, North Carolina
    Pediatrics 133:854-62. 2014
    ..We reviewed the literature to identify the best current estimate of the incremental lifetime per capita medical cost of an obese child in the United States today relative to a normal weight child...
  6. pmc Optimizing linkage and retention to hypertension care in rural Kenya (LARK hypertension study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Rajesh Vedanthan
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, One Gustave L, Levy Place, Box 1030, 10029 New York, USA
    Trials 15:143. 2014
    ..Hypertension treatment and control rates are low worldwide, and delays in seeking care are associated with increased mortality. Thus, a critical component of hypertension management is to optimize linkage and retention to care...
  7. pmc 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...
  8. ncbi 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...
  9. ncbi 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...
  10. ncbi 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...
  11. ncbi 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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  12. 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...
  13. ncbi 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...
  14. ncbi 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...
  15. ncbi 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...
  16. ncbi 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...
  17. 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)...
  18. ncbi 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...
  19. ncbi 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...
  20. 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...
  21. ncbi 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Meta- and cost-effectiveness analysis of commercial weight loss strategies
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Health Systems and Services Research, Singapore, Singapore Duke University, Global Health Institute, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 22:1942-51. 2014
    ..To estimate the incremental cost-effectiveness of clinically proven nonsurgical commercial weight loss strategies for those with BMIs between 25 and 40...