KRUEGER, Hans




Author Tags: Health

President of the Vancouver health care consulting company H. Krueger & Associates Inc., Hans Krueger co-authored The Health Impact of Smoking and Obesity and What to Do About It (University of Toronto, 2007), with Dan Williams, Barbara Kaminsky and David McLean. The book synthesizes a vast quantity of recent data collected mainly from British Columbia on the benefits and cost-effectiveness of both clinical and public health interventions in addressing the risk factors of smoking and obesity. The book also discusses various approaches to measuring disease burden and setting health care targets, and provides a summary of interventions of proven effectiveness. Taking into account the vital lessons learned from the experience of tobacco control over forty years, and focusing on the current state of the evidence for obesity control, the study stresses the importance of comprehensive strategies that deal with both individual behaviour changes and the need to encourage social contexts that enhance healthy choices and lifestyles.

[BCBW 2007] "Health"