|Document ID (ISN)||110095|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Lu C., Schultz A.B., Sill S., Petersen R., Young J.M., Edington D.W.
||Effects of an incentive-based online physical activity intervention on health care costs
||Nov. 2008, Vol.50, No.11, p.1209-1215. Illus. 36 ref.
||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.
||health programmes; physical fitness programmes; economic aspects; computer applications
||comparative study; programme evaluation; cost of diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Workplace health promotion
Physical fitness programmes