Health Care Cost | Flu & Pneumonia Evaluation Measures
Health care costs measures for adult immunization1-4
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 disability, health care costs, and immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases such as influenza related illness and disability
- Determine the health care use and costs of employees before and after a vaccine-preventable disease program such as an influenza education program or vaccination campaign
- Periodic repeats of baseline measurements
- Assess changes in health care use and costs from baseline
- Compare health care use and costs of employees before and after a vaccine-preventable disease program such as an influenza education program or vaccination campaign
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