Paying the Price: the economic and social impact of eating disorders in Australia
Policy Papers & Reports Resource Report 128 pages
In 2012 Deloitte Access Economics was commissioned by the Butterfly Foundation to examine the economic and social costs of eating disorders in Australia. This review was supported by an advisory panel of experts in eating disorders, mental health, and population health. The productivity impacts of eating disorders were estimated as $15.1 billion in 2012, similar to the productivity impacts of anxiety and depression which were $17.9 billion in 2010 (Access Economics, 2010). The “burden of disease” from eating disorders is estimated as $52.6 billion.