Ron Z Goetzel

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Affiliation: Thomson Reuters
Country: UK

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. doi request reprint Client-directed interventions to increase community access to 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:S56-66. 2008
  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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Publications47

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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)...
  9. doi request reprint Client-directed interventions to increase community access to 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:S56-66. 2008
    ..e., flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, double contrast barium enema). Specific areas for further research are also suggested in this report...
  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. doi request reprint A systematic review of selected interventions for worksite health promotion. The assessment of health risks with feedback
    Robin E Soler
    National Center for Health Marketing, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:S237-62. 2010
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  12. 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...
  13. doi request reprint The Workforce wellness index: a method for valuing US workers' health
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Truven Health Analytics, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:272-9. 2013
    ..To devise a methodology to create a single health risk-cost score that can be applied to health risk assessment survey data and account for the medical costs associated with modifiable risks...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. doi request reprint A descriptive evaluation of CDC's LEAN Works! Leading employees to activity and nutrition--a Web-based employer tool for workplace obesity management
    Enid C Roemer
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, 1341 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Am J Health Promot 27:245-51. 2013
    ....
  17. 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)...
  18. doi request reprint The relationship between 11 health risks and medical and productivity costs for a large employer
    Niranjana M Kowlessar
    Thomson Reuters Health care and Science, Health and Productivity Research, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 53:468-77. 2011
    ..To evaluate the relationship between modifiable health risks, and health and productivity related expenditures and predict cost savings from improvements in the health risk profile of a large US employer...
  19. 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...
  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. 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...
  22. doi request reprint The effectiveness of worksite nutrition and physical activity interventions for controlling employee overweight and obesity: a systematic review
    Laurie M Anderson
    Community Guide Branch, Division of Health Communication and Marketing, National Center for Health Marketing, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:340-57. 2009
    ..The findings of this systematic review can help inform decisions of employers, planners, researchers, and other public health decision makers...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. doi request reprint The impact of weight gain or loss on health care costs for employees at the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
    Ginger Smith Carls
    Health Outcomes, Thomson Reuters, Washington, DC, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 53:8-16. 2011
    ..To quantify the impact of weight gain or weight loss on health care costs...
  28. doi request reprint Strategies for strengthening the evidence base for employee health promotion programs
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA
    Am J Health Promot 26:TAHP1-6, iii. 2011
    ..In this edition of The Art of Health Promotion we examine the primary recommendations emerging from a recent federally sponsored effort to identify strategies for strengthening the evidence base for employee health promotion...
  29. doi request reprint Seven-year trends in employee health habits from a comprehensive workplace health promotion program at Vanderbilt University
    Daniel W Byrne
    Health and Wellness, Division of Administration, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 53:1372-81. 2011
    ..To assess long-term changes in health risks for employees participating in Vanderbilt University's incentive-based worksite wellness program...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. pmc Promoting prevention through the affordable care act: workplace wellness
    Laura Anderko
    St Mary s Hall, Washington, DC 20057, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E175. 2012
    ..This article describes the opportunity the ACA provides to improve worker wellness...
  33. doi request reprint The influence of worksite health promotion program management and implementation structure variables on medical care costs at PPG Industries
    Niranjana M Kowlessar
    Thomson Reuters, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:1160-6. 2010
    ..To evaluate the relationship between critical factors for successful worksite health promotion programs such as management support and program implementation and health care costs at PPG Industries...
  34. 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
    ....
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint Cost burden of treatment resistance in patients with depression
    Teresa B Gibson
    Thomson Reuters, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:370-7. 2010
    ..To develop a claims-based scale for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and estimate the associated direct cost burden...
  37. doi request reprint Recent experience in health promotion at Johnson & Johnson: lower health spending, strong return on investment
    Rachel M Henke
    Thomson Reuters, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:490-9. 2011
    ..88-$3.92 saved for every dollar spent on the program. Because the vast majority of US adults participate in the workforce, positive effects from similar programs could lead to better health and to savings for the nation as a whole...
  38. doi request reprint Process evaluation results from an environmentally focused worksite weight management study
    David M DeJoy
    University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Health Educ Behav 39:405-18. 2012
    ..Challenges and limitations associated with environmental interventions are discussed with specific reference to activating management support...
  39. 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
  40. doi request reprint Reliability and validity testing of the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard: an assessment tool to help employers prevent heart disease, stroke, and related health conditions
    Enid Chung Roemer
    Emory University Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Washington, DC, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:520-6. 2013
    ..To develop, evaluate, and improve the reliability and validity of the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC)...
  41. doi request reprint Developing alternative methods for determining the incidence, prevalence, and cost burden of coronary heart disease in a corporate population
    Meghan Short Beckowski
    Thomson Reuters, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 54:1026-38. 2012
    ..To determine the most appropriate methods for estimating the prevalence and incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD), the associated risk factors, and health care costs in a corporate setting...
  42. 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...
  43. 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
  44. 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...
  45. doi request reprint Effectiveness of multicomponent programs with community mobilization for reducing alcohol-impaired driving
    Ruth A Shults
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:360-71. 2009
    ....
  46. 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
    ....
  47. 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...