J. Lennert Veerman


Assessing cost-effectiveness of obesity prevention policies in Australia

The current obesity epidemic in Australia and around the globe has significant negative health and economic consequences. Addressing this problem will require a comprehensive societal response, including implementation of a suite of multi-sectoral government policies. Informed government action requires reliable comparative evidence on the costs...
Journal article

A shift from motorised travel to active transport: what are the potential health gains for an Australian city?

This study aimed to estimate the potential health gains and savings in health care costs of an Australian city achieving its stated travel targets for the use of active transport.
Journal article

The impact of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages on health and health care costs: a modelling study

This paper aims to estimate the consequences of an additional 20% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on health and health care expenditure. Participants were adult (aged > = 20) Australians alive in 2010, who were modelled over their remaining lifetime. We used lifetable-based epidemiological modelling...