Health Care Cost | Blood Pressure Evaluation Measures
Health care costs measures for blood pressure screening and control1-6
In contrast with the worker productivity costs described above, health care costs are measures of the direct medical expenses of providing employee health care and preventive health programs.
- Determine costs and use for health care such as screening, treatment (e.g., medications), and hospitalizations for employees with high blood pressure who have complications of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and blindness
- Determine the health care use and costs of employee participants before and after a blood pressure screening and control intervention such as counseling or referral for treatment and follow-up to control blood pressure
- Periodic repeats of baseline measures
- Assess changes in health care use and costs from baseline
- Compare health care use and costs of employee participants before and after a blood pressure screening and control intervention such as counseling or referral for treatment and follow-up to control blood pressure
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