Health-related workplace productivity measurement: general and migraine-specific recommendations from the ACOEM expert panel.
Loeppke-R; Hymel-PA; Lofland-JH; Pizzi-LT; Konicki-DL; Anstadt-GW; Baase-C; Fortuna-J; Scharf-T
J Occup Environ Med 2003 Apr; 45(4):349-359
An establishment of health-related productivity measurements and critical evaluation of health-related productivity tools is needed. An expert panel was created. A literature search was conducted to identify health-related productivity measurement tools. Each instrument was reviewed for: 1) supporting scientific evidence (eg, reliability and validity); 2) applicability to various types of occupations, diseases, and level of severity of disease; 3) ability to translate data into a monetary unit; and 4) practicality. A modified Delphi technique was used to build consensus. The expert panel recommended absenteeism, presenteeism, and employee turnover/replacement costs as key elements of workplace health-related productivity measurement. The panel also recommended that productivity instruments should: 1) have supporting scientific evidence, 2) be applicable to the particular work setting, 3) be supportive of effective business decision-making, and 4) be practical. Six productivity measurement tools were reviewed. The panel recommended necessary elements of workplace health-related productivity measurement, key characteristics for evaluating instruments, and tools for measuring work loss. Continued research, validation, and on-going evaluation of health-related productivity instruments are needed.
Health-care; Employee-health; Work-performance; Worker-health; Workplace-studies; Absenteeism; Pharmaceuticals; Disabled-workers; Disease-control; Injury-prevention; Lost-work-days; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-medicine
Ronald Loeppke, President and CEO, Health and Productivity Corporation of America, P.O. Box 1503, Franklin, TN 37065
Research Tools and Approaches: Intervention Effectiveness Research
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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