Using a return-on-investment estimation model to evaluate outcomes from an obesity management worksite health promotion program.

@article{Baker2008UsingAR,
  title={Using a return-on-investment estimation model to evaluate outcomes from an obesity management worksite health promotion program.},
  author={Kristin M. Baker and Ron Z. Goetzel and Xiaofei Pei and Audrey J. Weiss and Jennie D. Bowen and Maryam J Tabrizi and Craig F. Nelson and R. Douglas Metz and Kenneth R. Pelletier and Elizabeth Thompson},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={50 9},
  pages={981-90}
}
OBJECTIVE Certain modifiable risk factors lead to higher health care costs and reduced worker productivity. A predictive return-on-investment (ROI) model was applied to an obesity management intervention to demonstrate the use of econometric modeling in establishing financial justification for worksite health promotion. METHODS Self-reported risk factors (n = 890) were analyzed using chi2 and t test methods. Changes in risk factors, demographics, and financial measures comprised the model… CONTINUE READING