The progressive ageing of the working population and the increase in related chronic diseases tend to affect working capacity. The aim of this study was to evaluate a Workplace Disability Management Program (WDMP) within a pediatric hospital. Absenteeism due to healthcare workers’ (HCWs) pre-and post-WDMP and the related costs were used for the program evaluation. The Return on Investment (ROI), the Break-Even Analysis (BEA) and the value of the average annual productivity of HCWs who took advantage of the Disability Management (DM) interventions to assess the economic impact of the program, were also used. The HCWs enrolled in the program were 131 (approximately 4% of hospital staff), of which 89.7% females and with an average age of 50.4 years (SD ± 8.99). Sick leave days of the HCWs involved decreased by 66.6% in the year following the end of WDMP compared to the previous one (p < 0.001). The total estimated cost reduction of absenteeism is 427,896 € over a year. ROI was equal to 27.66 €. BEA indicated that the break-even point was reached by implementing the program on 3.27 HCWs. The program evaluation demonstrated the particular effectiveness of the implemented WDMP model, acting positively on the variables that affect productivity and the limitation to work.

Camisa, V., Gilardi, F., Di Brino, E., Santoro, A., Vinci, M. R., Sannino, S., Bianchi, N., Mesolella, V., Macina, N., Focarelli, M., Brugaletta, R., Raponi, M., Ferri, L., Cicchetti, A., Magnavita, N., Zaffina, S., Return on investment (ROI) and development of a workplace disability management program in a hospital—a pilot evaluation study, <<INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH>>, 2020; 17 (21): 1-16. [doi:10.3390/ijerph17218084] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/162849]

Return on investment (ROI) and development of a workplace disability management program in a hospital—a pilot evaluation study

Camisa, V.;Vinci, M. R.;Cicchetti, A.;Magnavita, N.;Zaffina, S.
2020

Abstract

The progressive ageing of the working population and the increase in related chronic diseases tend to affect working capacity. The aim of this study was to evaluate a Workplace Disability Management Program (WDMP) within a pediatric hospital. Absenteeism due to healthcare workers’ (HCWs) pre-and post-WDMP and the related costs were used for the program evaluation. The Return on Investment (ROI), the Break-Even Analysis (BEA) and the value of the average annual productivity of HCWs who took advantage of the Disability Management (DM) interventions to assess the economic impact of the program, were also used. The HCWs enrolled in the program were 131 (approximately 4% of hospital staff), of which 89.7% females and with an average age of 50.4 years (SD ± 8.99). Sick leave days of the HCWs involved decreased by 66.6% in the year following the end of WDMP compared to the previous one (p < 0.001). The total estimated cost reduction of absenteeism is 427,896 € over a year. ROI was equal to 27.66 €. BEA indicated that the break-even point was reached by implementing the program on 3.27 HCWs. The program evaluation demonstrated the particular effectiveness of the implemented WDMP model, acting positively on the variables that affect productivity and the limitation to work.
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Camisa, V., Gilardi, F., Di Brino, E., Santoro, A., Vinci, M. R., Sannino, S., Bianchi, N., Mesolella, V., Macina, N., Focarelli, M., Brugaletta, R., Raponi, M., Ferri, L., Cicchetti, A., Magnavita, N., Zaffina, S., Return on investment (ROI) and development of a workplace disability management program in a hospital—a pilot evaluation study, <<INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH>>, 2020; 17 (21): 1-16. [doi:10.3390/ijerph17218084] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/162849]
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