The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review developed an evidence report, including a systematic review of the literature, a cost-effectiveness model, and a budgetary impact analysis, to support a public meeting of the California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF) on July 14, 2015.1 The focus was on the comparative clinical effectiveness and comparative value of surgical procedures, devices, and new medications vs conventional weight-loss management (eg, lifestyle and dietary modification, older medications).
Ollendorf DA, Cameron CG, Pearson SD. Effectiveness and Value of Treatment Options for Obesity—A Report for the California Technology Assessment Forum. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(2):247-248. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.7189