Eric Finkelstein

Summary

Affiliation: RTI International
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Assessing the ability of cardiovascular disease risk calculators to evaluate effectiveness of trials and interventions
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Research Triangle Park, RTI International, Social and Economics Research, 3040 Cornwallis Road, NC 27709, USA
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 6:417-24. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint A cost-benefit simulation model of coverage for bariatric surgery among full-time employees
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, PO Box 12194, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:641-6. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of WISEWOMAN, a program aimed at reducing heart disease risk among low-income women
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, Health, Social, and Economics Research, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:379-89. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Why does the private sector underinvest in obesity prevention and treatment?
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International and RTI UNC Center of Excellence in Health Promotion Economics, USA
    N C Med J 67:310-2. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint The relationship between obesity and injuries among U.S. adults
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:460-8. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Increased prevalence of falls among elderly individuals with mental health and substance abuse conditions
    Eric Finkelstein
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:611-9. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint A pilot study testing the effect of different levels of financial incentives on weight loss among overweight employees
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 49:981-9. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Do obese persons comprehend their personal health risks?
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Public Health Economics Program, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:508-16. 2008
  9. doi request reprint The lifetime medical cost burden of overweight and obesity: implications for obesity prevention
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1843-8. 2008
  10. doi request reprint A randomized study of financial incentives to increase physical activity among sedentary older adults
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Prev Med 47:182-7. 2008

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint Assessing the ability of cardiovascular disease risk calculators to evaluate effectiveness of trials and interventions
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Research Triangle Park, RTI International, Social and Economics Research, 3040 Cornwallis Road, NC 27709, USA
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 6:417-24. 2006
    ..Evaluators should consider this factor, along with other previously presented selection criteria, when identifying the appropriate calculator for evaluations...
  2. ncbi request reprint A cost-benefit simulation model of coverage for bariatric surgery among full-time employees
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, PO Box 12194, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:641-6. 2005
    ..To use a simulation model to estimate the costs and benefits of bariatric surgery among full-time employees...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of WISEWOMAN, a program aimed at reducing heart disease risk among low-income women
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, Health, Social, and Economics Research, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:379-89. 2006
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Why does the private sector underinvest in obesity prevention and treatment?
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International and RTI UNC Center of Excellence in Health Promotion Economics, USA
    N C Med J 67:310-2. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint The relationship between obesity and injuries among U.S. adults
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:460-8. 2007
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Increased prevalence of falls among elderly individuals with mental health and substance abuse conditions
    Eric Finkelstein
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:611-9. 2007
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint A pilot study testing the effect of different levels of financial incentives on weight loss among overweight employees
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 49:981-9. 2007
    ..To test the ability of two levels of modest financial incentives to encourage weight loss among overweight employees...
  8. doi request reprint Do obese persons comprehend their personal health risks?
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Public Health Economics Program, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:508-16. 2008
    ..To test whether overweight and obese individuals believe they are at greater risk of obesity-related diseases and premature mortality...
  9. doi request reprint The lifetime medical cost burden of overweight and obesity: implications for obesity prevention
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1843-8. 2008
    ..Ironically, Medicare has a greater incentive to prevent obesity because when an obese 65 year old enters the program, his/her costs are immediate and higher than costs for normal weight individuals...
  10. doi request reprint A randomized study of financial incentives to increase physical activity among sedentary older adults
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Prev Med 47:182-7. 2008
    ..We sought to test if financial incentives for walking could increase physical activity among sedentary older adults...
  11. doi request reprint Annual medical spending attributable to obesity: payer-and service-specific estimates
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w822-31. 2009
    ..We estimate that the medical costs of obesity could have risen to $147 billion per year by 2008...
  12. ncbi request reprint The role of price, sociodemographic factors, and health in the demand for bariatric surgery
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:630-7. 2005
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the case-control and case-crossover designs for estimating medical costs of nonfatal fall-related injuries among older Americans
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Med Care 43:1087-91. 2005
    ..In this study, costs for a series of hospitalized and nonhospitalized fall-related injuries were computed using the 2 approaches to allow for a direct comparison of the results...
  14. ncbi request reprint The costs of obesity among full-time employees
    Eric Finkelstein
    RTI International Health, Social and Economics Research, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709 2194, USA
    Am J Health Promot 20:45-51. 2005
    ..e., obesity grades I, II, and III) among men and women with full-time employment...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and costs of major depression among elderly claimants with diabetes
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:415-20. 2003
    ..To compare the odds of major depression among Medicare claimants with and without diabetes and to test whether annual medical payments are greater for those with both diabetes and major depression than for those with diabetes alone...
  16. ncbi request reprint State-level estimates of annual medical expenditures attributable to obesity
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Division of Health Economics Research, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Obes Res 12:18-24. 2004
    ..To provide state-level estimates of total, Medicare, and Medicaid obesity-attributable medical expenditures...
  17. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic disparities in coronary heart disease risk factors among WISEWOMAN enrollees
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, Health, Social and Economics Research, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:503-18. 2004
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of public health demonstration programs: the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of WISEWOMAN
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, Health, Social and Economics Research, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:625-33. 2004
    ..In today's healthcare environment, public health resources are scarce. Thus, interventions to improve the public's health must be rigorously evaluated to ensure that they make the best use of available resources...
  19. ncbi request reprint Pros and cons of proposed interventions to promote healthy eating
    Eric Finkelstein
    Health, Social and Economics Research, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709 2194, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:163-71. 2004
    ..This evaluation will allow policymakers to make more informed decisions concerning the relative merits of these strategies in combating the obesity epidemic...
  20. ncbi request reprint Economic causes and consequences of obesity
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 26:239-57. 2005
    ..However, because obesity may result from poor information and addictive behavior and/or as a result of living in an increasingly obesogenic environment, interventions will need to be multifaceted to ensure the best chance of success...
  21. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a cardiovascular disease risk reduction program aimed at financially vulnerable women: the Massachusetts WISEWOMAN project
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI, Health, Social and Economics Research, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    J Womens Health Gend Based Med 11:519-26. 2002
    ..The cost-effectiveness of providing CVD screening and enhanced lifestyle interventions (EI), compared with providing CVD screening and a minimum intervention (MI), was assessed at five El and six MI healthcare sites...
  22. ncbi request reprint The economic burden of chronic cardiovascular disease for major insurers
    Justin G Trogdon
    RTI International in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Health Promot Pract 8:234-42. 2007
    ..A societal perspective is important when describing the economic burden of cardiovascular disease...
  23. doi request reprint Individual and aggregate years-of-life-lost associated with overweight and obesity
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:333-9. 2010
    ..Unless something is done to reduce the rising prevalence of those with BMIs >35, or to mitigate the impact of obesity or its correlates on YLLs, expected life expectancy for US adults may decrease in the future...
  24. doi request reprint Recall of three heart disease risk factor diagnoses among low-income women
    Olga A Khavjou
    RTI International, Health, Social, and Economics Research, Washington, DC, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:667-75. 2009
    ..The goal of this analysis was to assess whether women with identified heart disease risk factors are able to recall their diagnoses 1 year later...
  25. ncbi request reprint National medical spending attributable to overweight and obesity: how much, and who's paying?
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2003
    ..1 percent of total annual U.S. medical expenditures in 1998 and may have been as high as dollar 78.5 billion (dollar 92.6 billion in 2002 dollars). Medicare and Medicaid finance approximately half of these costs...
  26. ncbi request reprint Changing perceptions of the childhood obesity epidemic
    W Douglas Evans
    RTI, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:167-76. 2006
    ..To examine changes in public attitudes about childhood obesity and support for prevention...
  27. doi request reprint Rates and costs of respiratory illness in coal mining: a cross-industry comparative analysis
    George Van Houtven
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:610-7. 2010
    ..To estimate the prevalence and costs of respiratory illness for workers in coal mining, compared with other US industries...
  28. ncbi request reprint Environment, obesity, and cardiovascular disease risk in low-income women
    Lee R Mobley
    Health, Social, and Economics Research, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Am J Prev Med 30:327-332. 2006
    ..This paper investigates whether certain characteristics of the built environment are associated with obesity or coronary heart disease (CHD) risk among uninsured low-income women...
  29. doi request reprint A return-on-investment simulation model of workplace obesity interventions
    Justin Trogdon
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, P O Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:751-8. 2009
    ..This article presents a simulation model used to calculate ROI for workplace obesity interventions...
  30. doi request reprint Methods for estimating medical expenditures attributable to intimate partner violence
    Derek S Brown
    RTI International, Public Health Economics Program, 3040 Cornwallis Road, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    J Interpers Violence 23:1747-66. 2008
    ..Among the approaches, there is no clear gold standard nor any evidence of bias...
  31. doi request reprint Youth BMI trajectories: evidence from the NLSY97
    James M Nonnemaker
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1274-80. 2009
    ..These results highlight the importance of considering heterogeneity in BMI growth among youth and early interventions among those most at risk of the adverse health consequences of excess weight...
  32. pmc Comparing cost-of-illness estimates from alternative approaches: an application to diabetes
    Amanda A Honeycutt
    RTI International and RTI UNC Center of Excellence in Health Promotion Economics, 118 Beaufain Street, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:303-20. 2009
    ..To compare disease cost estimates from two commonly used approaches...
  33. pmc Public health interventions for addressing childhood overweight: analysis of the business case
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Rd, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:411-5. 2008
    ..They should not be based on the potential for short-term financial savings...
  34. pmc Estimates of state-level health-care expenditures associated with disability
    Wayne L Anderson
    RTI International, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:44-51. 2010
    ..We estimated state-level disability-associated health-care expenditures (DAHE) for the U.S. adult population...
  35. ncbi request reprint Spatial analysis of body mass index and smoking behavior among WISEWOMAN participants
    Lee R Mobley
    RTI International, Health, Social and Economics Research, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:519-28. 2004
    ..To provide the most effective interventions possible, it is important to understand the characteristics of WISEWOMAN participants and their communities...
  36. ncbi request reprint The impact of medication use in a multicomponent intervention: results from the WISEWOMAN program
    Olga A Khavjou
    RTI International, Health, Social and Economics Research, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:267-73. 2007
    ..To assess the impact of medication use on improvements in coronary heart disease (CHD) risk among WISEWOMAN participants...
  37. doi request reprint Estimating older adults' preferences for walking programs via conjoint analysis
    Derek S Brown
    Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:201-7.e4. 2009
    ..It was hypothesized that cash incentives would increase acceptability and effectiveness while a group participation requirement would place a net burden on participants...
  38. pmc Use of econometric models to estimate expenditure shares
    Justin G Trogdon
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Rd, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1442-52. 2008
    ..To investigate the use of regression models to calculate disease-specific shares of medical expenditures...
  39. doi request reprint Incremental cost-utility analysis of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty compared with penetrating keratoplasty for the treatment of keratoconus
    Timothy S Koo
    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 152:40-47.e2. 2011
    ..DALK is associated with lower rates of postoperative complications compared with PK, but is a more expensive procedure; whether it is cost effective compared with PK is unknown...
  40. ncbi request reprint Public perceptions of childhood obesity
    W Douglas Evans
    RTI International, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:26-32. 2005
    ..Media coverage of obesity has also increased, and the public is now highly aware of obesity-related health threats facing adults and children...
  41. ncbi request reprint Health promotion interventions for disadvantaged women: overview of the WISEWOMAN projects
    Julie C Will
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:484-502. 2004
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Insurance coverage and incentives for weight loss among adults with metabolic syndrome
    David Arterburn
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:70-6. 2008
    ..To describe how insured adults with metabolic syndrome respond to various options for insurance coverage and financial incentives for weight management...
  43. ncbi request reprint Medical costs and productivity losses due to interpersonal and self-directed violence in the United States
    Phaedra S Corso
    College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:474-482. 2007
    ..From 2003 to 2005, the lifetime medical costs and productivity losses associated with medically treated injuries due to interpersonal and self-directed violence occurring in the United States in 2000 were assessed...
  44. pmc Beyond effectiveness: evaluating the public health impact of the WISEWOMAN program
    Rosanne P Farris
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:641-7. 2007
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Return on investment for bariatric surgery
    Eric A Finkelstein
    Am J Manag Care 14:561-2. 2008
  46. doi request reprint Obesity as a disease: a white paper on evidence and arguments commissioned by the Council of the Obesity Society
    David B Allison
    Department of Biostatistics and Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1161-77. 2008