Analysis: Bulimia prevention in schools is cost-effective

08/5/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

School-based programs to prevent bulimia nervosa in young girls are successful and cost-effective, CDC researchers reported after analyzing results from the Planet Health initiative. The report in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine suggested that if 100 schools were to use the program, 26 cases of bulimia could be prevented, translating into a savings in treatment costs of about $680,000.

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