Modelling the cost effectiveness of interventions, strategies, programmes and policies to reduce the number of employees on sickness absence

Revised Report

Pilgrim H, Carroll C, Rick J, Jagger N, Hillage J | Document 10 | National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence | Sep 2008

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) was asked by the Department of Health to develop guidance for primary care services and employers on the management of long-term sickness and incapacity.

The guidance provides recommendations for good practice that are based on the best available evidence of effectiveness and cost effectiveness.

This report aims to assess the cost-effectiveness of a range of interventions to return people to work following long term sickness absence. It accompanies the report of the evidence review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of these interventions.

An economic model was required to objectively combine data from a number of different sources and to make projections into the future.