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Economic Evaluation Workbook for Workplace Parties in the Health Care Sector

This research is concerned with economic impact of health and safety interventions for workplace parties

The researchers set out to develop sector-specific economic evaluation workbooks, starting with the health care sector. The materials consist of high-level summaries of the existing evidence on resource implications of work-related injuries, assist them in being informed consumers of economic evaluation research, and provide them with guidance on how they might apply the methods in their workplaces

The researchers developed a software tool for evaluating the costs and benefits of health and safety interventions in health care workplaces. The team worked with partners from the B.C. health care sector to make the evaluation tool relevant to the needs of B.C. health authorities. Now called the “Health and Safety Smart Planner: A cost-benefit tool for health care,” the software enables three kinds of analysis of actual or potential interventions – before and after (uncontrolled study), controlled study, and business case study. It also includes an Incident Cost Calculator and an extensive help section

After field testing and finalizing the tool, researchers plan to make it available free of charge on the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) website as well as via a link from partner websites

Principal Applicant: Emile Tompa (Institute for Work &Health) Sara Macdonald, Dylan Maccarone, Kiera Keown, Anita Dubey, Emma Irvin, and Benjamin Amick III (IWH), Chris McLeod (UBC), Hasanat Alamgir (OHSAH), Carole Taylor, Dave Keen, Marjorie Brims, Karyn Greengrove, Waqar Mughal
Funding Awarded: $50,000* (Innovation)

Funded In partnership with the Saskatchewan WCB &the WCB of Nova Scotia

Competition Year: 2007 File type: PDF (2 MB) Asset type: Research Research: RS2007-IG32