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Document ID (ISN)110130
CIS number 09-1044
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Greene B.L., Miller J.D., Brown T.M., Harshman R.S., Richerson G.T., Doyle J.J.
Title Economic impact of the BP downshift program on blood pressure control among commercial driver license employees
Bibliographic information May 2009, Vol.51, No.5, p.542-553. Illus. 53 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to assess the economic impact of a hypertension educational and awareness programme commercial drivers employed by a power generation and distribution company in the United States. An economic simulation model was developed to evaluate the costs and benefits of implementing the programme. Results showed a 16.3% (more than USD 540,000) reduction in costs for a sample of 499 drivers over two years. On a per-employee basis, annual cost savings were estimated to be USD 542.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; hypertension; cost-benefit analysis; blood pressure; power generation and distribution; drivers
Descriptors (secondary) USA; economic aspects; mathematical simulation; qualifications; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Power generation and distribution
Economic aspects
Workplace health promotion