Background: There is a paucity of research that projects the public health and economic impact of healthcare interventions in the future. In this study, we aimed to estimate the public health and economic impact of vitamin D fortified dairy products for the years 2020, 2030, 2040, 2050 and 2060.Methods: We used a previously validated Markov microsimulation model that was designed to assess the public health and economic impact of dairy products for fracture prevention in the French general population aged over 60years in the year 2015.Results: The expected benefit (in terms of fractures prevented) of the recommended intake of dairy products compared to the absence of appropriate intake is expected to increase by 63% in 2040 and by 85% in 2060. The cost per quality-adjusted life years gained of the appropriate intake of dairy products is expected to decrease from Euro58,244 in 2015 to Euro42,616 in 2060.Conclusion: The potential public health and economic benefits of vitamin D fortified dairy products is expected to substantially increase in the future, especially in the population aged over 80years. Decision makers should be aware of the current and future potential benefits of dairy products to protect bone fractures.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2018|
- dairy products
- public health
- POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN