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Document ID (ISN)58084
CIS number 92-861
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Erfurt J.C., Foote A., Heirich M.A.
Title The cost-effectiveness of work-site wellness programs for hypertension control, weight loss, and smoking cessation
Bibliographic information Sep. 1991, Vol.33, No.9, p.962-970. 29 ref.
Abstract The cost-effectiveness of work-site wellness programmes for reducing cardiovascular disease risks of employees was examined at 3 manufacturing plants. A fourth plant was used as a control site to estimate levels of risk reduction achieved from wellness screening and pre-existing services, without further interventions. The disease risks studied were hypertension, obesity, and cigarette smoking. Two of the 3 experimental sites were more effective and cost effective than the other, both in terms of engaging employees at risk of cardiovascular disease into treatment or programme participation and of reducing their risks or preventing relapse. Programme costs were held constant in this report for comparison across programme models.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; health programmes; hypertension; financing of programmes; obesity; economic aspects; cardiovascular diseases; smoking
Descriptors (secondary) USA; loss of weight; biological and medical tests; Michigan
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Metabolic diseases
Occupational health services
Economic aspects
Workplace health promotion