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Diet Quality

Part of the series Nutrition and Health pp 41-49

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Diet Quality and Its Potential Cost Savings

  • Clare CollinsAffiliated withSchool of Health Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Australia Email author 
  • , Alexis HureAffiliated withSchool of Medicine and Public Health, Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle
  • , Tracy BurrowsAffiliated withSchool of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition
  • , Amanda PattersonAffiliated withSchool of Health Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Australia

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Abstract

Surprisingly, only limited studies have examined the relationship between diet quality and the health care costs to government or to individuals. Additionally, very few studies have examined whether diet quality is able to predict future health care costs.

Keywords

Diet index Diet quality Diet score Health costs Health service usage Medicare Nutrition survey