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Fact File: Hospital Employee Health Risk

Hospital employees and their dependents have higher health care costs and greater burdens of chronic illness. So says a new HealthLeaders Fact File based on data from Truven Health Analytics. Both employee-only and dependents had medical and prescription costs that were 9% higher than those of the national population.

The higher utilization and costs of health services by hospital employees is not fully explained by age or gender differences, since hospital employees are two years younger and more likely female when compared to the general workforce.

Like other large employers, hospitals are facing growing health care costs, so reducing their employee health risks could result in significant cost savings.

Source: Truven Health Analytics. Fact file: Hospital employee health risk. HealthLeaders Media, May 2013. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/291731.pdf.

Posted by AHA Resource Center, 312.422.2003, rc@aha.org

One Response

  1. According to my perception the hospital management should have to create the some incentive amount for the health care of the employee.
    In this way average cost on employee health care will be reduce and maximum people or employee can take a benefit because health is great wealth and its basic right of every person to being health.

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