The example of cost benefit model

i-spain Spanish Abasolo model

The structure of the economic model developed based on Abasolo study (Madrid Spain model)

Two arms considered:

  • Intervention arm
  • Control arm

Data categories

  • Patient characteristics
  • Resource use & costs
  • TWD duration

Results categories

  • Mean results per patient for both arms – total costs and total TWD days
  • Net costs – difference between costs in intervention arm  and control arm
  • Cost per day of TWD saved

TWD – Temporary Work Disability

The results of the economic model developed based on Abasolo study (Madrid Spain)

  • The results show that introduction of intervention under assessment results in reduction in number of TWD days and decrease in costs
    • Savings from decreased number of TWD days are also considered (lower absenteeism costs)
  • Intervention generates both lower costs and lower number of TWD days, thus dominates control arm

Fit for Work Global Alliance is led by The Work Foundation and supported by AbbVie.

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Fit for Work Global Alliance is a multi-stakeholder initiative, driving policy and practice change across the work and health agendas in Europe and worldwide (over 35 countries). The vision is to raise awareness of the facts of MSKs and make the case for more investment in sustainable healthcare by promoting and supporting the implementation of early intervention practices. Fit for Work is led by The Work Foundation – Lancaster University, which is also providing the Secretariat. AbbVie is founding sponsor since 2008. All the research is produced independently by The Work Foundation, with full editorial control resting with the think-thank alone.

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