Print Email Facebook Twitter Trial-based economic evaluations in occupational health: Principles, methods, and recommendations Title Trial-based economic evaluations in occupational health: Principles, methods, and recommendations Author van Dongen, J.M. van Wier, M.F. Tompa, E. Bongers, P.M. van der Beek, A.J. van Tulder, M.W. Bosmans, J.E. Publication year 2014 Abstract To allocate available resources as efficiently as possible, decision makers need information on the relative economic merits of occupational health and safety (OHS) interventions. Economic evaluations can provide this information by comparing the costs and consequences of alternatives. Nevertheless, only a few of the studies that consider the effectiveness of OHS interventions take the extra step of considering their resource implications. Moreover, the methodological quality of those that do is generally poor. Therefore, this study aims to help occupational health researchers conduct high-quality trial-based economic evaluations by discussing the theory and methodology that underlie them, and by providing recommendations for good practice regarding their design, analysis, and reporting. This study also helps consumers of this literature with understanding and critically appraising trial-based economic evaluations of OHS interventions. Copyright © 2014 by American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Subject Healthy LivingWE - Work & EmploymentThemalijnWork and EmploymentWorkplaceHealthy LivingWorkman compensationOccupational healthHealth care costHealth economicsConstruction workerCost effectiveness analysis To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:125ccf8e-1017-46bc-86d5-f94a1f257794 DOI https://doi.org/10.1097/jom.0000000000000165 TNO identifier 507150 ISSN 1536-5948 Source Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 56 (6), 563-572 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.