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Poor health linked to lower productivity

Hannah Bourne

Why investing in worker health may boost productivity.

Take Home Messages: The poor health of workers is associated with a decrease in workplace productivity. Why the research matters: The cost of providing workers with health care is a significant financial burden for employers. However, studies suggest that the cost of lost productivity caused by chronic conditions and health risk factors exceeds the costs of medical care. What the research involved: This review looked at the link between the ...

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