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Patient-Reported Productivity Outcomes:
Do Researchers Measure What Employers Care About?
Nearly 60% of US adults have a chronic illness that can require medical treatment and limit activity. Understanding how illnesses affect work productivity can help employers develop benefits packages that simultaneously meet employees’ needs, contribute to their ability to attend work consistently and well on the job, and help reduce healthcare costs. This report examines how researchers assess employee productivity in clinical studies and how effectively they communicate the value of high-quality treatments to employers. IBI conducted a literature review of 138 cancer studies and held conversations with a panel of employer experts to find that researchers miss many opportunities to translate patients’ and caregivers’ improved absences, job performance, work ability, and quality of life into financial terms. Download the report to learn:
- How clinical researchers measure health-related productivity
- The opportunities to communicate the financial value of research findings
- The health and productivity information that employer trust, value, and act upon