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Health-related workplace productivity measurement: general and migraine-specific recommendations from the ACOEM expert panel.

Authors
Loeppke-R; Hymel-PA; Lofland-JH; Pizzi-LT; Konicki-DL; Anstadt-GW; Baase-C; Fortuna-J; Scharf-T
Source
J Occup Environ Med 2003 Apr; 45(4):349-359
NIOSHTIC No.
20023138
Abstract
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.
Keywords
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
Contact
Ronald Loeppke, President and CEO, Health and Productivity Corporation of America, P.O. Box 1503, Franklin, TN 37065
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
20030401
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
RonLoeppkeMD@aol.com
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
1076-2752
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Intervention Effectiveness Research
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
CA; IL; MI; NY; OH; PA; TN
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