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dc.contributor.authorBaicker, Katherine
dc.contributor.authorCutler, David M.
dc.contributor.authorSong, Zirui
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-15T20:31:15Z
dash.embargo.terms10000-01-01
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationBaicker, Katherine, David Cutler, and Zirui Song. 2010. Workplace wellness programs can generate savings. Health Affairs 29(2): 304-311.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0278-2715en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:5345879
dc.description.abstractWith health care expenditures soaring, there is increasing interest in workplace-based disease prevention and health promotion as a means of improving health while lowering costs. We conduct a critical meta-analysis of the literature on costs and savings associated such programs, focusing on studies with particularly rigorous methods and examining effects on health care costs and absenteeism. We find that medical costs fall about $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs, and absentee day costs fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent. This average return on investment suggests that the wider adoption of such programs could prove beneficial for budgets and productivity as well as health outcomes.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomicsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherProject HOPEen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1377/hlthaff.2009.0626en_US
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dc.titleWorkplace Wellness Programs Can Generate Savingsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalHealth Affairsen_US
dash.depositing.authorCutler, David M.
dash.embargo.until10000-01-01
dc.date.available2011-11-15T20:31:15Z
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dc.identifier.doi10.1377/hlthaff.2009.0626*
dash.contributor.affiliatedSong, Zirui
dash.contributor.affiliatedBaicker, Katherine
dash.contributor.affiliatedCutler, David


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