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Document ID (ISN)112039
CIS number 11-0671
ISSN - Serial title 1053-0487 - Occupational Rehabilitation
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Uegaki K., de Bruijne M.C., van der Beek A.J., van Mechelen W., van Tulder M.W.
Title Economic evaluations of occupational health interventions from a company's perspective: A systematic review of methods to estimate the cost of health-related productivity loss
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.21, p.90-99. Illus. 55 ref.
Internet access Economic_evaluations.pdf [in English]
Abstract The objective of this literature survey was to investigate the methods used to estimate the indirect costs of health-related productivity in economic evaluations from a company's perspective. A total of 34 studies were included. Costs of health-related productivity were estimated using data related to sick leave, compensated sick leave, light or modified duty or work presenteeism. Valuation varied in terms of reported time units, composition and source of the corresponding price weights, and whether additional elements, such as replacement costs, were included. Methods for measuring and valuing health-related productivity were found to vary widely, hindering comparability of results and decision-making. Suggestions for improvement are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) work efficiency; sickness absenteeism; state of health; economic aspects
Descriptors (secondary) reliability; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Economic aspects