Research and Measurement Programs
You need to know that the programs you implement actually work, and return cost savings. We measure every thing we do. We give employers a significant ROI we guarantee it and, we can prove it.
At Dorn Companies, we stress the importance of measuring the effectiveness of our programs, then presenting that data to you so that you can fully understand the direct and indirect financial impact of what we do.
With the PainFree, Trauma Release Therapy (TRT) and Doorstep Programs, we survey every employee we work with, using before and after surveys that include questions about: levels of pain, medication usage, doctor visits, and a variety of other questions. These in-depth surveys allow us to put specific numbers to the information, data that give you an accurate analysis of how much money you're saving.
We also conduct formal research studies that focus on measuring cost reduction for employers who use our programs. We spotlight our programs' impact on: absenteeism, presenteeism, medical claims, workers' compensation claims, short-term and long-term term disability claims, effects on psychological and emotional problems, and more.
Please click on links below to review the studies we've performed, as well as related studies.
We'd be happy to discuss the studies we can conduct for you.
Working Through the Pain: A Controlled Study of the Impact of Persistent Pain on Performing a Computer Task.
The early detection of pain interference provides an opportunity for prevention programs to have a pre-emptive effect on work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
HIDDEN COSTS OF PAIN
Muscular Pain has a tremendous affect on our everyday lives.
LOST PRODUCTIVE TIME AND COSTS DUE TO COMMON PAIN CONDITIONS IN THE U.S. WORKFORCE
Journal of the American Medical Association - More than $61 Billion in costs and lost productivty can be directly attributed to pain.
JOEM HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY AS A BUSINESS STRATEGY
The objective of this study is to assess the magnitude of
health-related lost productivity relative to medical and pharmacy costs
for four employers and assess the business implications of a “full-cost”
approach to managing health.
A more complete picture of the cost impact of health conditions emerge when medical, pharmacy, and productivity costs are combined. The top five
are back/neck pain, depression, fatigue, chronic pain & sleeping problems.
JOEM MSD PAIN STUDY ARTICLE
Health and Productivity as a Business Strategy
Companies operating in challenging and competitive economic environments are turning their attention to understanding the total impact of health and wellness on their bottom line and looking for the solid business case that would enable them to justify an investment in health improvement.
COST EFFECTIVE NECK TREATMENT
Cost effectiveness of physiotherapy, manual therapy, and
general practitioner care for neck pain: economic
evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial.
Study shows manual therapy is quicker and 1/3 the cost of physical therapy for neck pain.
NECK PAIN STUDY
Annals of Internal Medicine
Manual Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Continued Care by a General Practitioner for Patients with Neck Pain
At 7 weeks, the success rates were;
68.3% for manual
50.8% for physical therapy and
35.9% for continued
Statistically significant differences
JAMA 2003-LOST PRODUCTIVE TIME
Journal of the American Medical Association Article examines
The lost productive time and costs due to common pain conditions.
HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY ROI
The Business Case for Health and Productivity Management: What's the Return on Investment?
American College of Physicians Fifth Annual National Health Communication Conference Co-Sponsored by the Institute of Medicine National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC,
A growing body of scientific literature suggests that well-designed, evidence-based Health, Disease, and Productivity Management Programs can Improve the health of individuals; Lower their risk for disease; Save money by reducing health-related losses and limiting absence and disability; Heighten worker morale; Improve worker productivity; and Improve the financial performance of organizations instituting these programs.
HEALTH PROMOTION ECONOMIC RETURN-REVIEW
This meta-evaluation provides a systematic look at the economic return for worksite health promotion programs. The summary evidence is very strong for reductions in sick leave, health plan costs, and workers' compensation and disability costs of slightly more than 25%.
This should eventually lead to the institutionalization of worksite health promotion programming
MANUAL THERAPY AND EXERCISE FOR LOW BACK
Manual Therapy and Exercise Therapy in Patients
With Chronic Low Back Pain
A Randomized, Controlled Trial With 1-Year Follow-up
Although significant improvements were observed in both groups, the manual therapy group showed significantly larger improvements than the exercise therapy group on all outcome variables throughout the entire experiment
Health Promotion Worksite Initiative: A Literature Review
It is estimated that health promotion worksite programs result in overall, benefit-to-cost ratios of $3.48 in reduced health care costs and $5.82 in lower absenteeism costs per dollar invested. In addition, there is a return on investment of at least $3 to $8 per dollar invested or more within 5 years of program implementation. many health promotion worksite programs report, a high return on investment can be achieved by improving the health of a small subset of employees, especially those at risk for chronic illness.
WORK SITE HEALTH PROMOTION EVALUATION
Meta-Evaluation of Worksite Health Promotion Economic Return Study
The number of subjects in all forty-two (42) studies was 537,319 people
The evidence is very strong for average reductions in sick leave, health plan costs and workers' compensation and disability costs of slightly more than 25%. This has profound implications for all American employers and should eventually lead to the institutionalization of appropriately designed and executed worksite health promotion programming
WHY INVEST - PREVENTION INVESTMENT
Recommendations for Improving Your Prevention Investment