Do you know how much your company is spending on health care and what the biggest drivers of those costs are?
According to Jon Edwards and James Colbert, MD, most employers spend twice as much on muscloskeletal conditions as they do on cardiovascular disease. Yet, employers often focus less attention and resources on musculoskeletal conditions, making it challenging to control costs and improve outcomes for employees with these disorders. Musculoskeletal conditions can impact employees in every demographic and are not isolated to specific job type, making effective identification and management even more critical. In order to be successful, employers need to understand the clinical characteristics and risk drivers of musculoskeletal disorders in populations so they can implement strategies to manage these conditions. Read more here.
What are some ways you are actively working to reduce these cost drivers in your own organization? Comment below.