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Workers’ Healthcare Assistance Model (WHAM): Development, Validation, and Assessment of Sustainable Return on Investment (S-ROI)

UFP Energy, Environment and Health Research Unit (FP-ENAS), University Fernando Pessoa, 4249-004 Porto, Portugal
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(9), 3143; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093143
Received: 21 March 2020 / Revised: 26 April 2020 / Accepted: 29 April 2020 / Published: 30 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Future Health Workforce: Integrated Solutions and Models of Care)
The present study aimed to present and validate the Worker´s Healthcare Assistance Model (WHAM), which includes an interdisciplinary approach to health risk management in search of integral and integrated health, considering economic sustainability. Through the integration of distinct methodological strategies, WHAM was developed in the period from 2011 to 2018, in a workers’ occupational health centre in the oil industry in Bahia, Brazil. The study included a sample of 965 workers, 91.7% of which were men, with a mean age of 44.9 years (age ranged from 23 to 73 years). The Kendall rank correlation coefficient and hierarchical multiple regression analysis were used for the validation of WHAM. The assessment of sustainable return on investment (S-ROI) was made using the WELLCAST ROI™ decision support tool, covering workers with heart disease and diabetes. WHAM can be considered an innovative healthcare model, as there is no available comparative model. WHAM is considered robust, with 86% health risk explanatory capacity and with an 85.5% S-ROI. It can be concluded that WHAM is a model capable of enhancing the level of workers’ health in companies, reducing costs for employers and improving the quality of life within the organization. View Full-Text
Keywords: Workers’ Healthcare Assistance Model (WHAM); patient-centred care; integrated care; interdisciplinary; sustainable return on investment (S-ROI); economic sustainability; WELLCAST ROI™ Workers’ Healthcare Assistance Model (WHAM); patient-centred care; integrated care; interdisciplinary; sustainable return on investment (S-ROI); economic sustainability; WELLCAST ROI™
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Viterbo, L.M.F.; Costa, A.S.; Vidal, D.G.; Dinis, M.A.P. Workers’ Healthcare Assistance Model (WHAM): Development, Validation, and Assessment of Sustainable Return on Investment (S-ROI). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3143. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093143

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Viterbo LMF, Costa AS, Vidal DG, Dinis MAP. Workers’ Healthcare Assistance Model (WHAM): Development, Validation, and Assessment of Sustainable Return on Investment (S-ROI). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(9):3143. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093143

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Viterbo, Lilian M.F., André S. Costa, Diogo G. Vidal, and Maria A.P. Dinis 2020. "Workers’ Healthcare Assistance Model (WHAM): Development, Validation, and Assessment of Sustainable Return on Investment (S-ROI)" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 9: 3143. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093143

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