Objective: To assess the relationship between the provision of episodicmedical care at the worksite and nonadmission emergency department (ED) visits.
Methods:Ahistorical cohort designwas used to study the differences of nonadmission ED visits among insurance plan participants employed at two acute care hospitals, one with a worksite wellness clinic and one without over an 8-year period.
Results: A significant reduction in the risk of an insurance plan member visiting the ED in the time period after the clinic was opened among plan members with access to a worksite wellness clinic was observed. No significant reduction was noted in ED visits for insurance plan members without access to a worksite clinic.
Conclusions: A wellness clinic rendering episodic medical care is associated with significant reductions in ED visits and insured employees who use an ED.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of occupational and environmental medicine|
|State||Published - Dec 14 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health