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J Health Soc Policy. 1994;6(1):59-70.

Clinical preventive medicine in business and industry: the economic impact.

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Department of Family Medicine, University of Mississippi, Jackson 39216.


Profits and earnings are the most important objectives for companies. Clinical preventive medicine programs reduce an employee's risk factors for illness, reduce absenteeism, and increase productivity. These programs can produce significant physiologic benefits for the employee, regardless of involvement level by the company. Cost-benefit analysis reveals benefit from smoking cessation, fitness, and some educational programs. The employer benefits from a happier and healthier work force which impacts on the public image.

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