[Participant structure and economic benefit of prevention bonus programmes in company health insurance funds].

@article{Friedrichs2009ParticipantSA,
  title={[Participant structure and economic benefit of prevention bonus programmes in company health insurance funds].},
  author={Melanie Friedrichs and Heiko Friedel and Wolfgang Boedeker},
  journal={Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Arzte des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany))},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 10},
  pages={623-7}
}
OBJECTIVE This study investigates differences in sex, age, and educational level between participants and non-participants of prevention bonus programmes. The differences in the utilisation of drugs, hospital care, and sickness absence before the start of the programmes between these groups are also shown. Finally the economic benefit of the health insurance funds attributed to these programmes is estimated. METHODS Data from some 5.2 million insured subjects of 74 company health insurance… CONTINUE READING

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