A Novel Approach to Reducing Workers Compensation Costs in a Multicenter Hospital System
To evaluate the efficacy of an injury prevention and monitoring program implemented by athletic trainers to reduce workers compensation costs in a hospital system with multiple centers and locations.
A retrospective analysis of workers compensation claims (ie, lost days, light days, and incurred costs) was performed to compare injury data from 2 years before to 2 years after the start of the program.
The program significantly reduced the organization's incurred costs by 46.7% (P = 0.031) and light days by 44% (P = 0.022). Lost days were found to decrease by 37%, however, this decrease was not statistically significant (P = 0.078).
Athletic trainers, using their knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, ergonomics, injury management, and rehabilitation, can effectively prevent and reduce workers compensation costs in a multicenter hospital system.
Ullucci, Paul A.; Scott, Joseph; and Silverman, Bradley, "A Novel Approach to Reducing Workers Compensation Costs in a Multicenter Hospital System" (2018). Health & Wellness Department Faculty Publications and Research. 77.
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Cite Ullucci, Paul A. Jr PT, PhD, DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS, EMR; Scott, Joseph MS, LAT, CEAS I; Silverman, Bradley FACHE, MBA A Novel Approach to Reducing Workers Compensation Costs in a Multicenter Hospital System, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: January 2018 - Volume 60 - Issue 1 - p 74-76 doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001170