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A 3-year assessment of the effects of a self-administered health risk assessment on health care utilization, costs, and health risks



A 3-year assessment of the effects of a self-administered health risk assessment on health care utilization, costs, and health risks



Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 56(12): 1284-1290



This study examines the effect of taking a health risk assessment (HRA) on health care costs, utilization, and member health risks over a 3-year period. This retrospective cohort study examined changes utilization, costs, and health risks among a random sample of 500 employees completing an HRA compared with a matched group of 500 employees who did not complete an HRA. The HRA group accessed services more frequently and at a lower overall cost, was more likely to utilize primary care and preventive services after the HRA, and improved on seven out of eight health risk measures. This study demonstrates that significant and sustained improvement in health risks and lower health care costs may be achievable with efforts such as an HRA that seeks to engage employees in health improvement efforts.

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PMID: 25479298

DOI: 10.1097/jom.0000000000000348


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