Health Care Cost | Diabetes Evaluation Measures
Health care costs measures for type 2 diabetes prevention and control1-4
In contrast with the worker productivity costs described above, health care costs are measures of the direct expenses of providing employee health care and preventive health programs.
- Determine costs and use for health care, such as benefits, short or long term disability, counseling, and medications for diabetes-related illness and disability
- Determine the health care use and costs of program participants before a screening or education program are initiated and after operation of these programs
- Periodic repeats of baseline measures
- Assess changes in health care use and costs from baseline
- Compare health care use and costs of participants before screening or education programs are initiated and after operation of these programs
1. Campbell KP, Lanza A, Dixon R, Chattopadhyay S, Molinari N, Finch RA, editors. A Purchaser’s Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Moving Science into Coverage. Washington, DC: National Business Group on Health; 2006.
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Framework for program evaluation in public health. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 1999;48(No. RR-11): 1-40.
3. Matson Koffman DM, Lanza A, Campbell KP. A Purchaser’s Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: A tool to improve health care coverage for prevention. Preventing Chronic Disease, April 2008; 5(2).
4. Goetzel RZ, Ozminkowski RJ. Program evaluation. In: O’Donnell MP, editor. Health promotion in the workplace, 3rd edition. Albany, NY: Delmar Thomson Learning; 2002. p 116-165.