Labor and health status in economic evaluation of health care. The Health and Labor Questionnaire

Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 1996 Summer;12(3):405-15. doi: 10.1017/s0266462300009764.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Absenteeism
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Cost of Illness*
  • Efficiency
  • Female
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Netherlands
  • Occupational Health
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*
  • Work*