Ron Goetzel

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Affiliation: Thomson Scientific
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Development and reliability analysis of the Work Productivity Short Inventory (WPSI) instrument measuring employee health and productivity
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:743-62. 2003
  2. doi request reprint The health and cost benefits of work site health-promotion programs
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Department of Health and Productivity Research, Thomson Healthcare, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 29:303-23. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Health improvement from a worksite health promotion private-public partnership
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:296-304. 2009
  4. doi request reprint The relationship between modifiable health risk factors and medical expenditures, absenteeism, short-term disability, and presenteeism among employees at novartis
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Washington, DC, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:487-99. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Baseline characteristics of workers at ten New York City employers recruited for a private-public research collaborative
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Emory University, Washington 20008, DC, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:190-201. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint What's holding you back: why should (or shouldn't) employers invest in health promotion programs for their workers?
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University
    N C Med J 67:428-30. 2006
  7. pmc Can health promotion programs save Medicare money?
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 2:117-22. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Promising practices in employer health and productivity management efforts: findings from a benchmarking study
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University, Washington DC 20008, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 49:111-30. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Return on investment in disease management: a review
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University Institute for Policy Research, Medstat, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 26:1-19. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Estimating the return-on-investment from changes in employee health risks on the Dow Chemical Company's health care costs
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Medstat and Cornell University, Washington, DC, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:759-68. 2005

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Publications50

  1. ncbi request reprint Development and reliability analysis of the Work Productivity Short Inventory (WPSI) instrument measuring employee health and productivity
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:743-62. 2003
    ..The needs of the researcher should dictate which version of the WPSI to use...
  2. doi request reprint The health and cost benefits of work site health-promotion programs
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Department of Health and Productivity Research, Thomson Healthcare, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 29:303-23. 2008
    ..Federal initiatives that support cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness analyses are stressed, as is the need to invest in healthy work environments, to complement individual based interventions...
  3. doi request reprint Health improvement from a worksite health promotion private-public partnership
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:296-304. 2009
    ..To examine the impact of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Wellness at Work program on health risks of employees from 10 New York City organizations at 26 worksites...
  4. doi request reprint The relationship between modifiable health risk factors and medical expenditures, absenteeism, short-term disability, and presenteeism among employees at novartis
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Washington, DC, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:487-99. 2009
    ..To quantify the impact of health risks on medical care and productivity costs in an employed population...
  5. doi request reprint Baseline characteristics of workers at ten New York City employers recruited for a private-public research collaborative
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Emory University, Washington 20008, DC, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:190-201. 2008
    ..To describe a public-private collaborative and present results from the administration of a baseline health risk assessment (HRA)...
  6. ncbi request reprint What's holding you back: why should (or shouldn't) employers invest in health promotion programs for their workers?
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University
    N C Med J 67:428-30. 2006
  7. pmc Can health promotion programs save Medicare money?
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 2:117-22. 2007
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  8. ncbi request reprint Promising practices in employer health and productivity management efforts: findings from a benchmarking study
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University, Washington DC 20008, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 49:111-30. 2007
    ..To identify key success factors related to employer-based health and productivity management (HPM) programs...
  9. ncbi request reprint Return on investment in disease management: a review
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University Institute for Policy Research, Medstat, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 26:1-19. 2005
    ..Results are mixed for asthma management programs. Depression management programs cost more than they save in medical expenses, but may save money when considering productivity outcomes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Estimating the return-on-investment from changes in employee health risks on the Dow Chemical Company's health care costs
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Medstat and Cornell University, Washington, DC, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:759-68. 2005
    ..We sought to estimate the impact of corporate health-management and risk-reduction programs for The Dow Chemical Company by using a prospective return-on-investment (ROI) model...
  11. ncbi request reprint Emerging trends in health and productivity management
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University, USA
    Am J Health Promot 22:suppl 1-7, iii. 2007
    ..The identified trends also have a variety of implications for health promotion vendors and the growth of the health management marketplace...
  12. ncbi request reprint The health and productivity cost burden of the "top 10" physical and mental health conditions affecting six large U.S. employers in 1999
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:5-14. 2003
    ..Implications for employers and health plans in examining the health and productivity consequences of common health conditions are discussed...
  13. pmc A multi-worksite analysis of the relationships among body mass index, medical utilization, and worker productivity
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Thomson Reuters Healthcare, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Institute for Healthand Productivity Studies, 4301 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:S52-8. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to quantify the direct medical and indirect (absence and productivity) cost burden of overweight and obesity in workers...
  14. doi request reprint Using a personal health care cost calculator to estimate future expenditures based on individual health risks
    Jennie D Bowen
    Health and Productivity Research Division, Thomson Reuters, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:449-55. 2009
    ..To describe the development and application of an innovative Health Improvement Cost Calculator tool designed to help individuals recognize the link between their current health risks, future medical costs, and productivity...
  15. ncbi request reprint Predictors of preventive service use among Medicare beneficiaries
    Ronald J Ozminkowski
    Thomson Medstat, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 27:5-23. 2006
    ..Strategies should be developed to ensure appropriate use of preventive services over time...
  16. ncbi request reprint The savings gained from participation in health promotion programs for Medicare beneficiaries
    Ronald J Ozminkowski
    Health and Productivity Research, Thomson Medstat and the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University, 777 East Eisenhower Parkway 903R, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:1125-32. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate savings to Medicare associated with participation in one or more health promotion programs offered to 59,324 retirees from a large employer and their aged dependents...
  17. ncbi request reprint The impact of rheumatoid arthritis on medical expenditures, absenteeism, and short-term disability benefits
    Ronald J Ozminkowski
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:135-48. 2006
    ..The objectives of this study were to estimate medical expenditures, absenteeism, and short-term disability costs for workers with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to estimate the relative costs of RA over a 12-month period...
  18. ncbi request reprint The effects of prescription drug cost sharing: a review of the evidence
    Teresa B Gibson
    Medstat, 777 E Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:730-40. 2005
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  19. doi request reprint The direct and indirect cost burden of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
    Teresa B Gibson
    Thomson Healthcare, Research Division, Ann Arbor, Mich 48108, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:1261-72. 2008
    ..To estimate the direct medical and indirect (absenteeism and short-term disability) cost burden of Crohn's Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Health, absence, disability, and presenteeism cost estimates of certain physical and mental health conditions affecting U.S. employers
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:398-412. 2004
    ..Caution is advised when interpreting any particular source of data, and the need for standardization in future research is noted...
  21. doi request reprint Direct and indirect costs to employers of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus with and without nephritis
    Ginger Carls
    Health and Productivity Division, Thomson Healthcare, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:66-79. 2009
    ..To estimate the medical- and productivity-related cost burden of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and SLE with nephritis in an employee population...
  22. doi request reprint Do prevention or treatment services save money? The wrong debate
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:37-41. 2009
    ..Employers' efforts in providing health promotion programs to their workers offer a microcosm of how prevention can lead to populationwide risk reduction and cost savings...
  23. pmc First-year results of an obesity prevention program at The Dow Chemical Company
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:125-38. 2009
    ..To examine first-year results from a workplace environmental obesity prevention program at The Dow Chemical Company...
  24. doi request reprint Using a return-on-investment estimation model to evaluate outcomes from an obesity management worksite health promotion program
    Kristin M Baker
    Health and Productivity Research, Thomson Reuters, Washington, DC, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:981-90. 2008
    ..A predictive return-on-investment (ROI) model was applied to an obesity management intervention to demonstrate the use of econometric modeling in establishing financial justification for worksite health promotion...
  25. ncbi request reprint The application of two health and productivity instruments at a large employer
    Ronald J Ozminkowski
    Health and Productivity Management Research, Medstat, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:635-48. 2004
    ..Both instruments may be useful for employers who want to estimate productivity losses and learn where to focus their energy to help stem those losses...
  26. ncbi request reprint A validity analysis of the Work Productivity Short Inventory (WPSI) instrument measuring employee health and productivity
    Ronald J Ozminkowski
    Health and Productivity Management Research, Medstat, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:1183-95. 2003
    ..Evidence for predictive validity was weaker but still present. The WPSI can be used to provide information on the relative importance of health conditions that affect productivity at work for a large group of employees...
  27. doi request reprint The relationship between health risks and health and productivity costs among employees at Pepsi Bottling Group
    Rachel M Henke
    Thomson Reuters, Washington DC 20008, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:519-27. 2010
    ..To evaluate relationships between modifiable health risks and costs and measure potential cost savings from risk reduction programs...
  28. ncbi request reprint Better outcomes through health and productivity management
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University Center for Policy Research, USA
    Manag Care 14:28-36; discussion 36-7. 2005
  29. pmc Second-year results of an obesity prevention program at the Dow Chemical Company
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:291-302. 2010
    ..Evaluate innovative, evidence-based approaches to organizational/supportive environmental interventions aimed at reducing the prevalence of obesity among Dow employees after 2 years of implementation...
  30. ncbi request reprint The value of pharmaceuticals--some direction for employers
    Ron Z Goetzel
    MEDSTAT Group, Inc, Washington, D C, USA
    Empl Benefits J 27:31-5. 2002
    ..Doing so should produce both human and financial dividends...
  31. pmc Development of a community-wide cardiovascular risk reduction assessment tool for small rural employers in upstate New York
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A65. 2009
    ..Potential benefits of the assessment tool are discussed, and the instrument is made available for the public...
  32. doi request reprint The Novartis health index: a method for valuing the economic impact of risk reduction in a workforce
    Emily Kelly
    Thomson Reuters, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:528-35. 2010
    ..To develop a calculator that measures the potential cost impact of changes in health risks and presents results graphically...
  33. ncbi request reprint The business case for quality mental health services: why employers should care about the mental health and well-being of their employees
    Ron Z Goetzel
    MEDSTAT Group, Inc, Washington, D C, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 44:320-30. 2002
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Measuring changes in lipid and blood glucose values in the health and wellness program of Prudential Financial, Inc
    Meghan E Short
    Thomson Reuters, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:797-806. 2010
    ..To determine the effect of health promotion programs of Prudential Financial, Inc on biometric measures of blood lipids and glucose...
  35. pmc How accurate are self-reports? Analysis of self-reported health care utilization and absence when compared with administrative data
    Meghan E Short
    Division of Health and Productivity Research, Thomson Reuters Healthcare, Washington, DC, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:786-96. 2009
    ..To determine the accuracy of self-reported health care utilization and absence reported on health risk assessments against administrative claims and human resource records...
  36. ncbi request reprint The long-term impact of Johnson & Johnson's Health & Wellness Program on employee health risks
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Research and Policy Division, MEDSTAT Group, Inc, 777 East Eisenhower Parkway, 803R, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 44:417-24. 2002
    ..The study underscores the ability of large-scale, well-attended, and comprehensive corporate health and productivity management programs to positively impact the health and well-being of workers...
  37. ncbi request reprint Relationships between urinalysis testing for substance use, medical expenditures, and the occurrence of injuries at a large manufacturing firm
    Ronald J Ozminkowski
    The MEDSTAT Group, Inc, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 29:151-67. 2003
    ..Hopefully the results of this study will inform the policy debate over drug testing by focusing on real data, as opposed to supposition or political considerations that seem to dominate many discussions...
  38. pmc Using formative research to develop environmental and ecological interventions to address overweight and obesity
    Mark G Wilson
    Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 6522, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:37S-47S. 2007
    ..This paper presents the formative research phase of a large multi-site intervention study conducted to inform the feasibility of introducing environmental and ecological interventions...
  39. ncbi request reprint Estimating risk reduction required to break even in a health promotion program
    Ronald J Ozminkowski
    The MEDSTAT Group, Inc, 777 East Eisenhower Parkway, 804B, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
    Am J Health Promot 18:316-25. 2004
    ..To illustrate a formula to estimate the amount of risk reduction required to break even on a corporate health promotion program...
  40. ncbi request reprint The association between health risks and medical expenditures in a Japanese corporation
    Wendy D Lynch
    Lynch Consulting, Ltd, Lakewood, Colorado, USA
    Am J Health Promot 19:238-48. 2005
    ..To examine the relationship between health risks and medical care expenditures in an employer setting in Japan...
  41. pmc Development of the Environmental Assessment Tool (EAT) to measure organizational physical and social support for worksite obesity prevention programs
    David M DeJoy
    Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 6522, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:126-37. 2008
    ..To describe the development, reliability, and validity of the Environmental Assessment Tool (EAT) for assessing worksite physical and social environmental support for obesity prevention...
  42. doi request reprint The impact of the highmark employee wellness programs on 4-year healthcare costs
    Barbara L Naydeck
    Highmark, Inc, 120 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 3099, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:146-56. 2008
    ..To determine the return on investment (ROI) of Highmark Inc.'s employee wellness programs...
  43. ncbi request reprint Long-term impact of Johnson & Johnson's Health & Wellness Program on health care utilization and expenditures
    Ronald J Ozminkowski
    Research and Policy Division, MEDSTAT Group, Inc, 777 East Eisenhower Parkway, 803R, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 44:21-9. 2002
    ..We conclude that programs designed to better integrate occupational health, disability, wellness, and medical benefits may have substantial health and economic benefits in later years...
  44. ncbi request reprint Heart healthy and stroke free: successful business strategies to prevent cardiovascular disease
    Dyann M Matson Koffman
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:113-21. 2005
    ..In 2002, employers representing 88 companies in the United States paid an average of 18,618 dollars per employee for health and productivity-related costs. A sizable portion of these costs are related to CVD...
  45. pmc Assessing management support for worksite health promotion: psychometric analysis of the leading by example (LBE) instrument
    LINDSAY J DELLA
    Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, USA
    Am J Health Promot 22:359-67. 2008
    ..Describe the development of the leading by example (LBE) instrument...
  46. doi request reprint Methods for conducting systematic reviews of evidence on effectiveness and economic efficiency of interventions to increase screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers
    Roy C Baron
    Community Guide Branch, National Center for Health Marketing, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:S26-33. 2008
  47. doi request reprint Client-directed interventions to increase community demand for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening a systematic review
    Roy C Baron
    Community Guide Branch, National Center for Health Marketing, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:S34-55. 2008
    ..e., flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, double contrast barium enema). Specific areas for further research are also suggested in this report...
  48. doi request reprint Interventions to increase recommendation and delivery of screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers by healthcare providers systematic reviews of provider assessment and feedback and provider incentives
    Susan A Sabatino
    CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:S67-74. 2008
    ..e., flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, or double-contrast barium enema)...
  49. ncbi request reprint Health promotion in later life: it's never too late
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Cornel University and Medstat
    Am J Health Promot 21:1-5, iii. 2007
    ..Governmental initiatives for testing health promotion among Medicare beneficiaries are also discussed. Major research findings are reviewed and implications for health promotion practioners are also provided...

Research Grants9

  1. Worksite Health Promotion: Private-Public Partnerships
    Ron Goetzel; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..A return-on-investment [ROI]) for this publicly supported health promotion intervention will also be determined. ..
  2. Environmental Approaches for Obesity Management at Dow
    Ron Goetzel; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The study will also produce extensive information about how employers can successfully implement environmental treatments at worksites. ..