Special Issue "The Burden of Obesity in Health Care"


A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Clare Collins
Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, Faculty of Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, ATC 310, Atc Building, Callaghan, New South Wales 2308, Australia
Website: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/clare-collins
E-Mail: Clare.Collins@newcastle.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 4921 5646
Fax: +61 2 4921 7053
Interests: nutrition; dietary intake; caloric restriction; dietary patterns; diet quality

Guest Editor
Dr. Linda J. Cobiac
School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, QLD 4006, Australia
Website: http://www.uq.edu.au/uqresearchers/researcher/cobiaclj.html
E-Mail: l.cobiac@uq.edu.au
Phone: +64 4 918 6251
Interests: cost-effectiveness; prevention; non-communicable disease

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Obesity is prevalent internationally and at all ages and lifestages. While the relationship between obesity, poor dietary patterns and sub-optimal leveal of physical activity with the risk of morbidity and mortality due to chronic conditions has been examined extensively, the relationship with healthcare usage and costs is less studied. This special issue of Healthcare “The burden of obesity in health care” welcomes submission of previously unpublished manuscripts from original work on all the above aspects.

Prof. Dr. Clare E. Collins
Dr. Linda J. Cobiac
Guest Editors


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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  • obesity
  • healthcare cost
  • healthcare use
  • health economics
  • diet
  • physical activity

Published Papers (3 papers)

by  and
Healthcare 2014, 2(2), 166-182; doi:10.3390/healthcare2020166
Received: 12 February 2014; in revised form: 14 March 2014 / Accepted: 17 March 2014 / Published: 1 April 2014
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by ,  and
Healthcare 2014, 2(2), 150-165; doi:10.3390/healthcare2020150
Received: 26 November 2013; in revised form: 25 February 2014 / Accepted: 5 March 2014 / Published: 27 March 2014
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by , , , ,  and
Healthcare 2014, 2(1), 47-59; doi:10.3390/healthcare2010047
Received: 13 November 2013; in revised form: 31 December 2013 / Accepted: 6 January 2014 / Published: 13 January 2014
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Last update: 15 May 2014

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