Association Between Changes in Health Risk Status and Changes in Future Health Care Costs: A Multi-employer study

StayWell Research

New research shows that prevention is key to reducing health care costs for all employees, even those with chronic conditions. StayWell and Towers Watson’s breakthrough study confirms that population health management will reduce employee health risks and produce short-term cost savings in as little as one year.

The study, “Association Between Changes in Health Risk Status and Changes in Future Health Care Costs: A Multi-employer Study,” was published in the November 2012 Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM) and is available on the JOEM website.

Research Perspective:

For employers who use financial measures to evaluate their investment in workplace health management programs, this information is valuable because it illuminates the role of changes in health risks as a leading indicator of financial impact. Read on for a detailed look at the study findings.

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