Loading Please wait, logging in.
Join ALFA Member Login RSS Feed
Tagline Image
Bookmark and Share  

Insomnia Major Driver of Costly Workplace Accidents & Errors

A national study led by Harvard Medical School researchers found that insomnia was associated with a much higher percentage of workplace accidents and errors than any other chronic condition. These errors were also more costly. Researchers estimate that insomnia costs employers $31.1 billion annually.

Researchers conducted a cross-sectional survey of commercially insured individuals. Participants were asked about nineteen chronic conditions including diabetes, arthritis, and depression. Researchers looked into medical and pharmaceutical claims to confirm these conditions, and those that reported insomnia were then screened to ensure that their insomnia was not caused by other chronic conditions. Participants were also asked if they caused damage, work disruption, or mistakes that cost their company $500 or more.

Those who suffered insomnia were responsible for 7.2 percent of all costly workplace accidents or errors, which is a 40 percent higher risk than workers with any other condition. These mistakes were also associated with higher costs. 23.7 percent of all costs spent on workplace accidents or errors were generated by individuals with insomnia.  Insomnia related errors cost on average $32,062, while non-insomnia errors cost $21,914 on average. This difference was even seen when researchers controlled for educational level, age, and other demographic factors.

Purchase the full study:  The Associations of Insomnia With Costly Workplace Accidents and Errors or read an article about the results in Time to learn more.

 
Suggested Articles:

4/21/2015
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
Genworth Financial has released its long-term care 2015 Cost of Care survey, revealing that the median cost of living in a private room in an assisted...
4/20/2015
Business, Finance, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
It is no secret that the Senior Living/Housing market is a growing and profitable sector of the real estate industry. 2014 was an incredible year for ...
4/15/2015
ALFA Conference & Expo, Business Planning, cheatsheet, Executive Team Development, Organizational Culture, Staff Retention, Staffing & Performance, Strategy
Senior living companies are becoming increasingly savvy to the need to create even more incentives to create an engaged, stable workforce. There is...
4/7/2015
Compliance, Federal Agency Activity, Physical Plant, Risk Management, Security
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and ...
4/7/2015
Consumer Intelligence
The Bipartisan Policy Center has launched its new Health and Housing Task Force designed to help policymakers meet the needs of the nation’s aging pop...
4/2/2015
Business Planning, Growth Strategies, Partnerships
Former Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department Kathleen Sebelius said much of the focus of the Affordable Care Act has been on providing...
4/2/2015
Disabilities, End of Life, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Risk Management
Standards body CARF International has revised its standards for dementia specialty programs, available in the 2015 editions of the CARF-CCAC and Aging...
3/25/2015
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Finance, Growth Strategies, Property Management, Reports, Strategy
Pick any metric – occupancy, acquisition, inventory, new investments - and the end result is that senior living was hot in 2014, according to an anal...
3/25/2015
It’s that time of year again to invest in your professional development. Register for the ALFA 2015 Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida and collaborat...
3/25/2015
Consumer Intelligence, End of Life, Managed Risk, Reports
Baby boomers are not necessarily healthier than previous generations, according to a new study published in the health policy journal Milbank Quarterl...
   
10/16/2012


Additional Resources