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Workforce Wellness

HealthLeaders magazine, May 13, 2011

As healthcare providers regularly look to improve their own best practices of care, it is useful to look at the state of wellness of their patients. Based on various indexes, the U.S. workforce is nowhere near a perfect 100 index score, but has been hovering in the mid-80s for the past few years. There are signs of improvement when it comes to the prevalence of some risk factors, such as cholesterol levels and tobacco use, but the numbers are going the wrong way for the risk factors that have the greatest impact on cost, BMI and glucose.


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