|Document ID (ISN)||110454|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Verbeek J., Pulliainen M., Kankaanpää E., Taimela S.
||Transferring results of occupational safety and health cost-effectiveness from one country to another - A case study
||2010, Vol.36, No.4, p.305-312. 17 ref.
||There are a limited number of studies on the cost-effectiveness of occupational health and safety (OSH) interventions. Applying the results of a cost-effectiveness study from one country to another is hampered by institutional differences in national health care and social security systems. In order to find out how these problems can be overcome, this study transferred the results of a Dutch occupational cost-effectiveness study to the Finnish situation and vice-versa. Incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICER) were calculated for the target country, allocating costs to employers, employees and taxpayers. It is concluded that results of cost-effectiveness studies can be transferred from one country to another, but many adjustments are needed. An extensive description of the intervention, a detailed list of resource use, allocation of costs to various parties and detailed knowledge of the health care systems in the original studies are necessary to enable calculations.
||programme evaluation; reliability; cost-benefit analysis
||Finland; Netherlands; mathematical models; economic aspects
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
Workplace health promotion
Occupational health services