Clinical preventive medicine in business and industry

The economic impact

Gregory Blake, Roy L. Dehart

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Abstract

Profits and earnings are the most important objectives for companies. Clinical preventive medicine programs reduce an employee’s risk factors for illness, reduce absenteeism, and increase productivity. These programs can produce significant physiologic benefits for the employee, regardless of involvement level by the company. Cost-benefit analysis reveals benefit from smoking cessation, fitness, and some educational programs. The employer benefits from a happier and healthier work force which impacts on the public image.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-70
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Health and Social Policy
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 18 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Preventive Health Services
Absenteeism
Preventive Medicine
Clinical Medicine
Smoking Cessation
economic impact
medicine
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Industry
Economics
employee
Efficiency
absenteeism
work force
industry
cost-benefit analysis
fitness
educational program
smoking
employer

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Clinical preventive medicine in business and industry : The economic impact. / Blake, Gregory; Dehart, Roy L.

In: Journal of Health and Social Policy, Vol. 6, No. 1, 18.01.1994, p. 59-70.

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