Diet Quality and Its Potential Cost Savings

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


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.


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



Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health


Australian Recommended Food Score


Disability-adjusted life years


Dietary Questionnaire for Epidemiological Studies


Diet Quality Index


Diet Quality Score


Enhanced Primary Care


Food Frequency Questionnaire


Healthy Diet Indicator


Healthy Eating Index


Healthy Food Index


Health Maintenance Organization


Mediterranean Diet Score


Recommended Food Score


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



The ALSWH is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. CE Collins is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council NHMRC career development fellowship. We thank all participants in ALSWH for their valuable contribution to this project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clare Collins
    • 1
    Email author
  • 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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