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IBI Research Finds Employers Severely Underestimate the Prevalence and Lost Productivity Costs of Depression
Date:5/28/2009

ne mental health benefits and treatment as a productivity instrument.

For this study, IBI used an Ingenix master research database on 400,928 unique employees from six companies, distributed across all ten geographic regions of the U.S. and a large, national database from employee self reports using the Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ), a tool developed by Dr. Ronald Kessler of Harvard Medical School and the World Health Organization.

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The Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) provides employers and their supplier partners with resources for proving the business value of health. As a pioneer, leader and nonprofit supplier of health and productivity research, measurement and benchmarking, IBI is a trusted source for benefits performance analysis, practical solutions, and forums for information and education. IBI's programs, resources and expert networks advance understanding about the link between -- and the impact of -- health-related productivity on corporate America's bottom line. For additional information visit: ibiweb.org.

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