An increasingly important share of health care expenditure and demand is determined by individual choices. Lifestyle choices associated with food, smoking and drinking can explain an increasing role of health systems activity. However, more needs to be known to inform policy making about the economics grounded policy regarding health related lifestyles more generally, and obesity and nutrition more specifically.
The special issue could include contributions in the following areas:
- Economics of prevention
- Health information and the demand for health
- Health lifestyles choices
- Social motivation and health
- Social environment and health
- The economics of exercise
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