MBGH Survey Results

Diabetes Management in the Workplace

Evaluation & Measurement: MBGH Survey Results

The MBGH 2015 Employer Benchmarking Survey on management of obesity and diabetes provided insights and key findings regarding obesity and diabetes programs and initiatives:

Metrics used by the employers to measure program success:

  • Clinical screening (83%)
  • Medical claims and pharmacy data (83%)
  • Health-related surveys (50%)

Program effectiveness metrics used by respondents for diabetes (in order of “popularity”):

  • Reduced health care costs
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Lowered cholesterol
  • Lowered A1c
  • Increases/decreases in health risk status

Program effectiveness metrics used by respondents for obesity (in order of “popularity”):

  • Lower BMI
  • Weight lost
  • Reduced health care costs
  • Reduced waist circumference
  • Increases/decreases in health risk status

Both diabetes and obesity showed increased productivity, improved presenteeism and reduced absenteeism as popular metrics as well.

Metrics shared with leadership:

  • Health care costs (83%)
  • Change in health risk status (67%)
  • Drug utilization by cost (50%)
  • Company program utilization (50%)

Thirty-three percent of respondents reported sharing drug utilization by volume and health plan/PBM program utilization with leadership. Another 17% do not share any metrics with leadership.