Large Employers Use of Workplace Health Clinics

The researchers explored the workplace health clinic model by examining the following research questions: (1) what are the key motivations and objectives, and major strategies and approaches being used; (2) how are workplace clinics structured and organized and how do they fit into the overall structure of an employer's health benefits; (3) to what degree do these clinics affect the delivery of care, access, quality and coordination; (4) what is the return on investment relative to short and long-term health care costs, as well as indirect costs of absenteeism and productivity; (5) are successful strategies replicable; and (6) are there employer characteristics that contribute to the effectiveness of workplace clinics? The objective of this project was to better understand the full spectrum of employer strategies concerning workplace clinics, the barriers faced by employers, and the impact of different strategies and models on cost containment and care delivery.