Workplace wellness programs can generate savings.

  title={Workplace wellness programs can generate savings.},
  author={Katherine Baicker and D. Cutler and Z. Song},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={29 2},
  • Katherine Baicker, D. Cutler, Z. Song
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Health affairs
  • Amid soaring health spending, there is growing interest in workplace disease prevention and wellness programs to improve health and lower costs. In a critical meta-analysis of the literature on costs and savings associated with such programs, we found that medical costs fall by about $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs and that absenteeism costs fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent. Although further exploration of the mechanisms at work and broader applicability of the… CONTINUE READING
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