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Titolo:
HEALTH RISK INFLUENCE ON MEDICAL-CARE COSTS AND UTILIZATION AMONG 2,898 MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES
Autore:
WEAVER MT; FORRESTER BG; BROWN KC; PHILLIPS JA; HILYER JC; CAPILOUTO EI;
Indirizzi:
UNIV ALABAMA,SCH NURSING,1701 UNIV BLVD BIRMINGHAM AL 35294 UNIV ALABAMA,SCH PUBL HLTH BIRMINGHAM AL 35294
Titolo Testata:
American journal of preventive medicine
fascicolo: 3, volume: 15, anno: 1998,
pagine: 250 - 253
SICI:
0749-3797(1998)15:3<250:HRIOMC>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CIGARETTE-SMOKING; PROGRAM; PROMOTION; OUTCOMES;
Keywords:
COSTS AND COST ANALYSIS; HEALTH PROMOTION; OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
18
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Citazione:
M.T. Weaver et al., "HEALTH RISK INFLUENCE ON MEDICAL-CARE COSTS AND UTILIZATION AMONG 2,898 MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES", American journal of preventive medicine, 15(3), 1998, pp. 250-253

Abstract

Introduction: Although worksite health promotion programs are credited with stabilizing medical benefits costs, research is needed to characterize the medical costs of cohorts with selected health risk factors. The purpose of this study was to compare medical cost outcomes in City of Birmingham, Alabama, employees who differ on selected health risk factors. Methods: Health risk appraisal and medical claims cost datawere examined in 2,898 employees participating in health screening during 1992 and 1993. Probit analysis was employed to test the null hypotheses that there are no differences in (1) probability of medical service utilization and (2) probability of medical service cost quartile (high, moderate, and low) between groups characterized by risks. Age, gender, race, education, marital status, and diabetes were included ascovariates in each model examined. In addition, smoking habits was included as a covariate in models involving risk taking behavior and psychosocial risk. Results: Significant differences in medical care utilization and costs were found between risk groups based on psychosocial risk, cardiovascular disease risk, and total risk. No association was found between risk-taking behavior and utilization and costs. Conclusion. Subjects reporting psychosocial, cardiovascular disease, and totalrisk factors were more likely to use medical services and to be in the high or high/moderate cost categories.

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