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Document ID (ISN)110088
CIS number 09-1067
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Baker K.M., Goetzel R.Z., Pei X., Weiss A.J., Bowen J., Tabrizi M.J., Nelson C.F., Metz R.D., Pelletier K.R., Thompson E.
Title Using a return-on-investment estimation model to evaluate outcomes from an obesity management worksite health promotion program
Bibliographic information Sep 2008, Vol.50, No.9, p.981-990. Illus. 50 ref.
Abstract Certain modifiable risk factors lead to high health care costs and reduced worker productivity. A predictive return-on-investment (ROI) estimation model was applied to an obesity management intervention to demonstrate the use of econometric modelling in establishing financial justification for worksite health promotion. Self-reported risk factors of 890 employees with a body mass index ≥30 were analyzed using statistical evaluation methods. Changes in risk factors, demographics and financial measures comprised the model inputs that determined medical and productivity savings. Over one year, seven out of ten health risks decreased. Of total projected savings, 59% were attributed to reduced health care expenditures and 41% resulted from productivity improvements, a USD 1.17 return per dollar of investment.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; economic aspects; obesity
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; programme evaluation; description of technique; statistical evaluation; mathematical models; risk factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Metabolic diseases
Economic aspects
Workplace health promotion