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Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy 1st Edition

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About the Author

Dee W. Edington, PhD, is the founder of the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center and an expert on the relationship between healthy lifestyles, vitality, and quality of life. He is the author or co-author of over 500 articles and presentations and has written / co-written several books, including The One Minute Manager Gets Fit and The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life. He is particularly interested in how individual health promotion, worksite wellness activities, and programs within organizations impact health care cost containment, productivity, and human resource development.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Health Management Research Center; 1 edition (March 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615280196
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615280196
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is excellent and my main reason for posting is to urge you NOT to buy from these vendors! This book is $20 from the University of Michigan website, not $140. Go here: [...] and buy directly from the research institute Dr. Edington runs for $19.95. This book provides evidence based information to take to your board, your senior executives, and your HR. It easily makes the business case for wellness and I guarantee you will enjoy it. I don't work for U of M, I just went to purchase another copy and thought I would just include a copy in my already Amazon existing order until I came across this price! Great book, HIGHLY recommended.
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Dr. Edington's work, "Zero Trends", is an excellent resource for anyone interested in managing the health & productivity risk of their workforce and reducing their healthcare spend. We have 3,000 employees in our companies and have used the principals outlined in Dr. Edington's book to achieve tremendous results. In 2010, our costs are projected to be $3.8 Million below the national average and in 2011, when we achieve Zero Trend, our costs will be $6.0 Million below the national average. Our gains are compounded by the fact that for every $1 that we save on direct medical costs, we save another $3 in indirect costs such as productivity measures, workers comp and disability. That's a total impact of $24 Million to the bottom line in 2011. That's great news for us and bad news for our competitors
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Dr. Edington's book is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to get serious about controlling their healthcare costs. He draws from his research-based experiences to lead organizations in managing the health and productivity of their workforce. It's a new concept for a lot of people who are scratching their heads wondering how to get a handle on it. Dr. Edington walks the reader through different strategies for reducing their total cost trend. I use Zero Trends as a workbook for success in creating a culture of health and fitness in the workplace. This is a must read, especially for the C-Suite!
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Having had the pleasure, and near anxiety attack, of speaking at the same meeting as Dr. Edington regarding our company's wellness program I wholeheartedly endorse what he describes here. The only way to fix our crisis is to live with wellness, well-being and not have to rely on the costly health care industry. As a tennis partner once asked, "Why are you spending so much time on this at your company?" I replied, "If I can hold off on some risk factors, some chronic conditions, it'll be better. My choices for treating a chronic condition are a lot different at 80 years-old than at 40 years-old." It's got to be the whole lifestyle and require the whole organization to see this. That's why I write and speak so much now about corporate culture.
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Dee has been pounding the worksite program turf for many years, and is one of the most prolific strategic program evaluators who has over the years been a significant reality check for the industry. Zero Trends provides an easy read for the c-suite to middle-management / supervisors in understanding "why worksite wellness". His use of quotes from industry leaders throughout the books underlines the importance of leadership buy-in, and gives significant support for the model and theories. I can't imagine a worksite HP / wellness professional not having this on their bookshelf, and for brokers looking for the wellness solution this is a must read. Thanks Dee for you efforts and long-term impact on growing the importance of worksite wellness programming.
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