Workplace Wellness Programs Can Generate Savings

In a critical meta-analysis of the literature on costs and savings associated with such programs, we found that medical costs fall by about $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs and that absenteeism costs fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent

Katherine Baicker; David Cutler; Zirui Song

2010

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