The affordable care act: New opportunities for cardiac rehabilitation in the workplace?

Sherry O. Pinkstaff, Ross Arena, Jonathan Myers, Leonard Kaminsky, Paige Briggs, Daniel E. Forman, Mahesh J. Patel, Lawrence P Cahalin

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Abstract

Many people affected by cardiovascular disease (CVD) are working age. Employers bear a large percentage of the costs associated with CVD. Employers pay 80 times more in diagnosis and treatment than in prevention, although there is evidence that 50% to 70% of all diseases are associated with preventable health risks. As a result, the worksite is an appealing location to deliver health care.Cardiac rehabilitation has developed a track record of delivering improved outcomes for patients with CVD. Partnerships between cardiac rehabilitation providers and worksite health programs have the potential to improve referral and participation rates of employees with CVD. The current era of health reform in the United States that has been stimulated by the Affordable Care Act provides an ideal opportunity to reconsider worksite health programs as an essential partner in the health care team.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)809-813
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume56
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Workplace
Cardiovascular Diseases
Health
Patient Care Team
Referral and Consultation
Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis
Cardiac Rehabilitation

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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The affordable care act : New opportunities for cardiac rehabilitation in the workplace? / Pinkstaff, Sherry O.; Arena, Ross; Myers, Jonathan; Kaminsky, Leonard; Briggs, Paige; Forman, Daniel E.; Patel, Mahesh J.; Cahalin, Lawrence P.

In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 56, No. 8, 01.01.2014, p. 809-813.

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Pinkstaff, Sherry O. ; Arena, Ross ; Myers, Jonathan ; Kaminsky, Leonard ; Briggs, Paige ; Forman, Daniel E. ; Patel, Mahesh J. ; Cahalin, Lawrence P. / The affordable care act : New opportunities for cardiac rehabilitation in the workplace?. In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2014 ; Vol. 56, No. 8. pp. 809-813.
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