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Document ID (ISN)110454
CIS number 10-0012
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Verbeek J., Pulliainen M., Kankaanpää E., Taimela S.
Title Transferring results of occupational safety and health cost-effectiveness from one country to another - A case study
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.36, No.4, p.305-312. 17 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) programme evaluation; reliability; cost-benefit analysis
Descriptors (secondary) Finland; Netherlands; mathematical models; economic aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Economic aspects
Workplace health promotion
Occupational health services