Good Morning,I am have been attending a workshop looking at a ‘cost benefit model’ regarding wellness in the private health care sector.
The premise is how to communicate the usefulness of epidemiological measures of disease burden – notably incidence (cases per 1000 population), to employers. The solution is to take in these incidences into a cost benefit tool and translate them into productivity – how many workers are likely to be sick because of disease in a given year and for how long will they be booked off?
The workshop is organised by the Namibian Business Coalition against AIDS (NABCOA) with Patrick Hanlon from Swiss TPH being the Health Economist who is facilitating an introduction to the method.
Today should be interesting as we will see how this tool works, given the epidemiological incidence rates for the top 10 conditions in Namibia they presented yesterday. In any case, I hope Patrick can send me a copy of the paper describing this tool in depth.