Diet Quality and Its Potential Cost Savings

  • Clare Collins
  • Alexis Hure
  • Tracy Burrows
  • Amanda Patterson
Chapter
Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

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 

Abbreviations

AIHW

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

ALSWH

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

ARFS

Australian Recommended Food Score

DALY

Disability-adjusted life years

DQES

Dietary Questionnaire for Epidemiological Studies

DQI

Diet Quality Index

DQS

Diet Quality Score

EPC

Enhanced Primary Care

FFQ

Food Frequency Questionnaire

HDI

Healthy Diet Indicator

HEI

Healthy Eating Index

HFI

Healthy Food Index

HMO

Health Maintenance Organization

MDS

Mediterranean Diet Score

RFS

Recommended Food Score

SENECA

Survey in Europe on Nutrition and the Elderly; a Concerted Action

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clare Collins
    • 1
  • Alexis Hure
    • 2
  • Tracy Burrows
    • 3
  • Amanda Patterson
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Health SciencesThe University of Newcastle, AustraliaNewcastleAustralia
  2. 2.School of Medicine and Public Health, Research Centre for Gender, Health and AgeingUniversity of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia
  3. 3.School of Health SciencesUniversity of Newcastle, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and NutritionCallaghanAustralia

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