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Document ID (ISN)109224
CIS number 09-58
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bender J.R., Johnson A.J., Schenk T.W
Title The economic value of automotive occupational health services: Business metrics for performance management
Bibliographic information Feb. 2008, Vol.50, No.2, p.138-145. 18 ref.
Abstract An important automobile manufacturer in the United States investigated the financial impact of the occupational health clinics located within their plants and carried out a comparison of these clinics between plants. This allowed the firm to make business decisions regarding services offered and responsibilities assigned to the clinics. Models were developed to value the services provided by clinics. The estimated utilization and dollar value of occupational health services provided by each clinic were compared and ranked to establish internal benchmarks. The results show a significant assumption of non-clinical but essential duties by health clinic staff, especially by physicians. This information will allow the firm to better manage the occupational health clinics to support business objectives.
Descriptors (primary) USA; cost-benefit analysis; plant health services; motor vehicle industry
Descriptors (secondary) economic aspects; industrial nursing services; comparative study; industrial physicians; responsibilities; role of management
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Occupational health services
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Economic aspects