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Author Mattke, Soeren, author.

Title Workplace wellness programs : services offered, participation, and incentives / Soeren Mattke, Kandice Kapinos, John P. Caloyeras, Erin Audrey Taylor, Benjamin Batorsky, Hangsheng Liu, Kristin R. Van Busum, Sydne Newberry ; sponsored by the United States Department of Labor.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand Corporation, [2014]


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Research report
Research report (Rand Corporation)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note PDF (JSTOR, viewed July 28, 2015).
Summary This report leverages existing data on wellness programs to explore patterns of wellness program availability, employers' use of incentives, and program participation and utilization among employees. Researchers used two sets of data for this project: The first included data from the 2012 RAND Employer Survey, which used a nationally representative sample of U.S. employers that had detailed information on wellness program offerings, program uptake, incentive use, and employer characteristics. These data were used to answer questions on program availability, configuration, uptake, and incentive use. The second dataset included health care claims and wellness program information for a large employer. These data were analyzed to predict program participation and changes in utilization and health. The findings underscore the increasing prevalence of worksite wellness programs. About four-fifths of all U.S. employers with more than 1,000 employees are estimated to offer such programs. For those larger employers, program offerings cover a range of screening activities, interventions to encourage healthy lifestyles, and support for employees with manifest chronic conditions. Smaller employers, especially those with fewer than 100 employees, appear more reserved in their implementation of wellness programs. The use of financial incentives appears to increase employee participation in wellness programs, but only modestly. Employee participation in lifestyle management aspects of workplace wellness programs does not reduce healthcare utilization or cost regardless of whether we focus on higher-risk employees or those who are more engaged in the program.
Subject Employee health promotion -- United States.
Industrial hygiene -- United States.
Occupational health services -- United States.
Health behavior -- United States.
Employee health promotion. (OCoLC)fst00909011
Health behavior. (OCoLC)fst00952816
Industrial hygiene. (OCoLC)fst00971122
Occupational health services. (OCoLC)fst01043207
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Kapinos, Kandice A., author.
Caloyeras, John P., author.
Taylor, Erin, author.
Batorsky, Benjamin, author.
Liu, Hangsheng, author.
Van Busum, Kristin R., author.
Newberry, Sydne J., author.
Rand Corporation, issuing body.
United States. Department of Labor, sponsoring body.
ISBN 9780833091444 electronic bk.
0833091441 electronic bk.
Standard No. GBVCP 1008664480

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