Cost Calculator

Document Sample
Cost Calculator Powered By Docstoc
					Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems


             Calculator:

  Impact of Alcohol-related Problems
           on the Workplace
Data Sources


  National Household Survey on Drug Abuse
   (SAMHSA), 2001

  National Comorbidity Survey (NCS: NIMH), 1990 –
   1992

  National Ambulatory Medical Survey (NCHS:
   CDC), 2000

  National Hospital Discharge Survey (NCHS: CDC),
   2000

  Health Care Outcomes and Utilization Project
   HCUP (AHRQ), 2001
Percent of Employed Persons With
Alcohol Abuse or Dependence

                                   Percent


                 Age        Men          Women

                18 – 25     19.4             10.1

                26-34       12.2             4.2

                35 – 49     7.6              3.5

              50 and over   3.3              0.9



NHSDA, 2001
            Prevalence of Alcohol Abuse/Dependence in
            the Workforce by Age and Gender
                                                                   Men
                                                                   Women
 Percent of Workforce




                        18 - 25   26 - 34         35 - 49   50 +

NHSDA, 2001                                 Age
  Percent of Full Time Male Workers with Alcohol
  Dependence or Alcohol Abuse in Past Year by
  Industry




NHSDA, 2001
 Percent of Full Time Female Workers with
 Alcohol Dependence or Alcohol Abuse in Past
 Year by Industry




NHSDA, 2001
    Days Lost to Sick Days and Absent Non-Sick Days
    Associated with Alcohol Dependence and Alcohol Abuse
    per 1,000 Workers per Year




                          Days per 1,000 Full Time Workers
NHSDA, 2001
      At-Work Reduced Productivity Days Associated with
      Alcohol-Related Problems per 1,000 Workers per Year by
      Industry




                             Days per 1,000 Full Time Workers
NCS, 1990-1992
Excess Hospital Days Associated with Alcohol
Dependence and Alcohol Abuse per 1,000 Workers per
Year by Industry




                      Days per 1,000 Full Time Workers
Illnesses and Injuries associated with
Alcohol Use

  Mouth, throat, stomach, liver and breast cancer

  Liver cirrhosis, pancreatitis, gastritis

  Hypertension, ischemic heart disease, stroke

  Low birthweight, spontaneous abortion, fetal
    alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effects

  Road injuries, falls, occupational injuries,
    assault, suicide, domestic violence and abuse

 Cost: $92 per man, woman and
  child     (England, 1995; Harwood, 2001)
Steps Companies can take to Reduce
Avoidable Costs Associated with Alcohol
Dependence and Abuse

  Improve health insurance benefits for treatment
   of alcohol-related problems
     Cost of equitable coverage increases premiums
      by 0.2% or about $5.11 per employee per year
      (SAMHSA, 2000; RAND, 1999)

     ¼ large employers and 7 states require parity
      (www.ensuringsolutions.org, 2003)


  Improve screening and brief intervention for
   problem drinking
     Cost of comprehensive screening and brief
      intervention increases premiums by $4.32 to
      $7.08 per employee per year (Broskowski, 2001)
     ROI of $4/1      (Fleming, 2003 )_
Results

  Increased utilization of chemical dependency
   treatment
     Increase to at least 0.64 % of covered lives (HEDIS 90%
      commercial plan level in 2001)

  Reduced alcohol use and problem drinking by
   treated individuals
     At least 50% treated persons not drinking, 25% reduced,
      non-problem drinking 1 year after treatment

  Reduced health care utilization by persons
   treated for alcohol-related problems and their
   families
     Average reduction in health care costs by 25% for treated
      individuals and their families 1 year following treatment
Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems

  Contact us at:
   Eric Goplerud, Ph.D.

   Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems

   George Washington University Medical Center

   2021 K St., N.W., Suite 800

   Washington, DC 20006

   www.EnsuringSolution.org

   202-530-2302

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Cost Calculator document sample