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.
ALFA Events, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Managed Risk, News, Organizational Culture, Risk Management, Senior Living Industry Events
Willis Towers Watson, in partnership with Argentum, is hosting the annual Willis Towers Watson annual Senior Living Conference in Chicago, October 19-...
Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Facts and Figures, Health Care, Medicare, News, Partnerships, Research
Accountable care organizations, or ACOs, have saved more than $1.29 billion since 2012, according to a statement from the Centers for Medicare and Med...
Community Awareness and Education, Consumer Intelligence, Core Principles, Facts and Figures, News, Organization Development, Reports, Research, Senior Living Options
CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has launched the third wave of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), a biennial nationa...
Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Medicare, Partnerships, Strategy
Senior living firms are poised for progress with accountable care organizations, ready to engage with these groups of doctors, hospitals and other hea...
Active & Engaged Seniors, Consumer Intelligence, Health and Wellness, Strategy
Intergenerational programs are taking shape around the country as more colleges and communities are experimenting with bringing the nation’s young and...
Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), cheatsheet, Human Resources, Partnerships, Staffing & Performance
While accountable care organizations (ACO) are still evolving, some have already defined quality measures for skilled nursing communities, and quality...
Advocacy, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, News, Reports
Virginia lawmakers are asking the Office of Personnel Management just why premiums in the federal long-term care insurance program are expected to zoo...
Advocacy, Affiliate/Chapter, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, All States, Brand Strategy, News, Policy in the States, Public Policy
Argentum New York recently celebrated its 10th Annual Advocacy Day in Albany, New York. Thirty two member advocates gathered to advance the Chapter’s...
All States, Community Awareness and Education, Consumer Intelligence, Core Principles, Engage, Facts and Figures, Growth Strategies, Membership, News, Policy in the States, Research, Senior Living Options, Strategy
Rhode Island has released a new plan designed to enable the state’s growing population of older adults to safely remain living at home and in communit...
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Engage, Facts and Figures, Finance, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, News, Public Policy
Americans face an alarming $7.7 trillion gap between what they actually have saved for retirement and what they will need, said the head of the Senate...