Productivity loss and indirect costs associated with cardiovascular events and related clinical procedures

@inproceedings{Song2015ProductivityLA,
  title={Productivity loss and indirect costs associated with cardiovascular events and related clinical procedures},
  author={Xue Zeng Song and Ruben G. W. Quek and Shravanthi R. Gandra and Katherine A. Cappell and Robert L Fowler and Ze Cong},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The high acute costs of cardiovascular disease and acute cardiovascular events are well established, particularly in terms of direct medical costs. The costs associated with lost work productivity have been described in a broad sense, but little is known about workplace absenteeism or short term disability costs among high cardiovascular risk patients. The objective of this study was to quantify workplace absenteeism (WA) and short-term disability (STD) hours and costs associated… CONTINUE READING