PREVENTOMICS project partner Erasmus University Rotterdam has presented a poster titled as “A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of personalised interventions with a nutrition component in adults” during the 2019 edition of ISPOR conference. 

The paper described the systematic literature review performed in the PREVENTOMICS project to establish what has already been done in personalised nutrition interventions and identify important gaps in literature.

This review will be used to design cross-sectional surveys and produce cost-effectiveness analyses to assess the efficiency of the PREVENTOMICS solution versus the current and alternative tools and assess its health outcomes and costs.


From the five databases consulted, 49 studies about personalised nutrition interventions were included in the analysis. The main outputs of the research was that most of the authors concluded that their intervention was cost-effective. 

Moreover, there was a wide variation found in how personalised nutrition is described. Varied from tailored, individualised, personalised or other. Besides the variation in definition, the underlying concept on which the personalised intervention was based also varied. The large majority of the personalised interventions focused on psychological forms of personalised nutrition like behavior and preferences. The other focused on biological concepts or an integration of the concepts. 

Future research should focus on the promising approach of personalised interventions that combine both the psychological and biological concepts. 

The ISPOR conference took place in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 2-6 and gathered more than 5,500 global healthcare leaders to discuss on health economics and ISPOR members research outcomes.