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Workplace Wellness Programs Study: Final Report.
This article investigates the characteristics of workplace wellness programs, their prevalence, their impact on employee health and medical cost, facilitators of their success, and the role ofExpand
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Managing manifest diseases, but not health risks, saved PepsiCo money over seven years.
Workplace wellness programs are increasingly popular. Employers expect them to improve employee health and well-being, lower medical costs, increase productivity, and reduce absenteeism. To testExpand
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Economic burden associated with Parkinson's disease on elderly Medicare beneficiaries
We evaluated medical utilization and economic burden of self‐reported Parkinson's disease (PD) on patients and society. Using the 1992–2000 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, we compared healthExpand
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Workplace Wellness Programs: Services Offered, Participation, and Incentives.
This article leverages existing data on wellness programs to explore patterns of wellness program availability, employers' use of incentives, and program participation and utilization amongExpand
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Medicare beneficiaries with depression: comparing diagnoses in claims data with the results of screening.
OBJECTIVE The study evaluated the accuracy of Medicare claims in identifying elderly patients with depression compared with diagnoses of depression made with validated self-report depression scales.Expand
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Accountable care organization formation is associated with integrated systems but not high medical spending.
Medicare's approximately 250 accountable care organizations (ACOs) care for a growing portion of all fee-for-service beneficiaries across the United States. We examined where ACOs have formed andExpand
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Evaluation of Cell Phone Traffic Data in Minnesota
For decades, traffic conditions have been measured using aggregated point measurements from loop detectors. However, new technologies have become available recently that can assess traffic conditionsExpand
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Utilization of anesthesia services during outpatient endoscopies and colonoscopies and associated spending in 2003-2009.
CONTEXT The frequency with which anesthesiologists or nurse anesthetists provide sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopies, especially for low-risk patients, is poorly understood and controversial.Expand
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Assessment of the Chinese version of HIV and homosexuality related stigma scales
Objectives: To design and assess HIV and homosexuality related stigma scales in a developing world context. Methods: A respondent-driven sampling survey was conducted among 351 men who have sex withExpand
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