ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)110095
CIS number 09-1070
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lu C., Schultz A.B., Sill S., Petersen R., Young J.M., Edington D.W.
Title Effects of an incentive-based online physical activity intervention on health care costs
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol.50, No.11, p.1209-1215. Illus. 36 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to test whether participation in an incentive-based online physical activity programme was associated with a moderation in employee health care costs. Health care claims trends from 2003 to 2005 were analyzed among a matched sample of participants and non-participants. The average annual health care costs for participants increased by USD 291 per year compared with an increase of USD 360 for non-participants. Participants had a significantly smaller increase in inpatient hospital costs, heart disease costs and diabetic costs compared with non-participants.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; physical fitness programmes; economic aspects; computer applications
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; programme evaluation; cost of diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Economic aspects
Physical fitness programmes