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Document ID (ISN)111012
CIS number 10-0520
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hoffman B., Wingenbach D.D., Kagey A.N., Schaneman J.L., Kasper D.
Title The long-term health plan and disability cost benefit of obstructive sleep apnea treatment in a commercial motor vehicle driver population
Bibliographic information May 2010, Vol.52, No.5, p.473-477. 20 ref.
Internet access The_long-term_health_and_disability_cost_benefit.pdf [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to assess the impact of a continuous positive airway pressure treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea on health treatment and disability costs in a commercial motor vehicle driver population. A retrospective, pre/post claims-based comparison analysis was performed. Health and disability costs, in addition to disability claimant rates and missed workdays were compared for the 12 months before treatment to the 24 months after treatment. It was found that health costs were significantly lower in both the first and second years after treatment. Short-term disability metrics also exhibited favourable results with approximately half as many using the benefit, lower costs and fewer missed workdays in the post-treatment period.
Descriptors (primary) drivers; apnoea; sleep disturbances; programme evaluation; medical treatment; road transport; cost-benefit analysis
Descriptors (secondary) sickness absenteeism; comparative study; compensation of occupational diseases; economic aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Road transportation