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Document ID (ISN)112438
CIS number 12-0058
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stewart W.F., Bruce C., Manack A., Buse D.C., Varon S.F., Lipton R.B.
Title A case study for calculating employer costs for lost productive time in episodic migraine and chronic migraine - Results of the American migraine prevalence and prevention study
Bibliographic information Oct. 2011, Vol.53, No.10, p.1161-1171. 41 ref.
Internet access A_case_study_for_calculating_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to model workplace lost productive time (LPT) from episodic migraine (EM) and chronic migraine (CM). Published estimates of migraine epidemiology and related LPT were used to model the impact of migraine on two typical United States workforce populations that differ by gender and age. In a simulated service sector workforce of 10,000 individuals, the migraine-related LPT was USD 2.9 million annually compared with USD 2.1 million for a manufacturing workforce. Individuals with moderate frequency EM accounted for 42% of the cost. Individuals with high frequency EM and CM comprised 10% of all migraine sufferers and accounted for 22% of the LPT. Lost productive time impact of migraine and other health problems depends on workforce demographics and the cost of labour. Employers can often estimate LPT costs to reveal priorities for optimizing use of health care.
Descriptors (primary) USA; migraine; cost of diseases
Descriptors (secondary) work efficiency; sickness absenteeism; questionnaire survey; race-linked differences; economic aspects; social 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