Most companies establish an onsite health center to enhance worker productivity (62%). And despite the high cost of opening a center, requiring a multiyear investment, most employers (62%) say a key reason they keep their centers open is improved employee productivity that comes from eliminating visits to offsite medical providers. They say another important reason for establishing a center is cost reduction, including lower cost per service performed, improved
health outcomes, reversal of health risk, and fewer ER visits and hospitalizations.
As employers take a more active role in the well-being of their employees, they have found there is an acute need to optimize the value of their health improvement programs and efforts to channel needy employees to appropriate resources. This is leading them to expand their centers beyond their original intent of providing basic preventive services and urgent care.
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