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What is the impact of worksite clinics for teachers in a public school district?

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An increasing number of employers are operating worksite clinics for their staff. While worksite clinics have traditionally offered occupational health and minor acute care, many employers have started providing a full range of primary care services. Looking at a public school district, this study is one of the first to consider the causal relationship among worksite clinics, health care utilization and cost, teacher health, and student academic achievement growth (one common measure of teacher performance).

Study findings: school-based worksite clinics reduced health care costs and illness-related absenteeism for teachers.