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Labor and Health Status in Economic Evaluation of Health Care: The Health and Labor Questionnaire

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 March 2009

Leona Van Roijen
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Marie-Louise Essink-bot
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Marc A. Koopmanschap
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Gouke Bonsel
Academic Medical CentreAmsterdam
Frans F. H. Rutten
Erasmus University Rotterdam


A health care program may influence both costs and health effects. We developed the Health and Labor Questionnaire (HLQ), which consists of four modules, to collect data on absence from work, reduced productivity, unpaid labor production, and labor-related problems. We applied the HLQ in several studies, and the results are encouraging.

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