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June 26, 2014

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11:32 PM | The Dollars and Cents of Eating Disorders
I must admit that I cringe slightly every time I try to think about healthcare from an economics perspective. To me, this comes a little close to putting a dollar value on human beings, which feels uncomfortably post-humanistic to me. Nonetheless, there is no ignoring the ways in which economic concerns factor into policy decisions that drive our human services, including health care. There are also a number of pragmatic reasons for thinking about the costs associated with illnesses; talking in […]

Crow S (2014). The economics of eating disorder treatment., Current psychiatry reports, 16 (7) 454. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24817201

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