Workplace wellness programs show little benefit, US report says

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 29 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3515
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

A study by the RAND Corporation has found that workplace wellness programs designed to promote employee health and fitness seem to have, at best, a modest effect, Reuters reported over the weekend.

Such wellness programs have become popular among US employers seeking to reduce health costs and boost worker productivity.

A 2012 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust found that 63% of companies with three or more employees that offered health benefits also offered at least …

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