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Neighborhood walkability and hospital treatment costs: a first assessment

Yu, Yan; Davey, Rachel; Cochrane, Tom; Learnihan, Vincent; Hanigan, Ivan; Bagheri, Nasser


Health system expenditure is a global concern, with hospital cost a major component. Built environment has been found to affect physical activity and health outcomes. The purpose of the study was a first assessment of the relationship between neighborhood walkability and hospital treatment costs. For 88 neighborhoods in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), 2011-2013, a total of 30,690 public hospital admissions for the treatment of four diagnostic groups (cancers, endocrine, nutritional and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Preventive medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.02.008
Access Rights: Open Access


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