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  1. The financial impact of changes in personal health practices.

    Article - En anglais

    The impact of changes in health practices on medical claims costs between 1985-1987 and 1988-1990 was examined among 796 employees.

    Employees completed a health risk appraisal in 1985 and 1988 and were categorized into health risk levels.

    High-cost status and high-risk status were significantly associated at both times.

    The percentage of employees with high-risk status decreased from 31.8% to 25.3% between 1985 and 1988 (P<0.01).

    Changes in average costs and the percentage with high-cost status followed the risk change.

    The largest increase in average costs occurred in employees who moved from low-risk to high-risk status.

    The greatest reduction in average costs occurred in employees who moved from high-risk to low-risk status.

    Median costs were not as sensitive to risk change.

    The findings provide strong evidence that improving individual health status is associated with financial benefits.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Changement comportement, Santé, Mode de vie, Coût, Impact économique, Homme, Travailleur, Promotion santé, Lieu travail

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Behavior change, Health, Life habit, Costs, Economic impact, Human, Worker, Health promotion, Work place

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0013266

    Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 17/04/1998.