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Table 2 Overview of codes, subcategories and the five final themes

From: What are the economic dimensions of occupational health and how should they be measured? A qualitative study

Main themes Subcategory 1 Subcategory 2 Subcategory 3 Total number of codes Total number of references
Understanding of OHM What is OHM (21)    21 50
Costs of OHM Direct costs (11)    205 525
Indirect costs (201) Attitudes towards OHM (18)  
Culture (100) Culture-inhibiting (36)
Culture-promoting (64)
Convincing leadership (14)  
Integration into existing structures (30)  
Other costs (20)  
Benefits of OHM Corporate success (89) Qualitative outcomes (43)   125 328
Quantitative outcomes (46)
Resources and demands (17) Health (18)
Environmental aspects of OHM Company’s environment (9)    10 33
Employees’ environment (8)
Evaluation of OHM Arguments against economic evaluations (25)    264 663
Chances of economic evaluations (25)   
Methodological aspects (180) Data collection (29) Quantification of benefits (33)
Study design (34)  
Perspectives (9)  
Modelling approaches (22)  
Impact models (73)  
Time horizon (7)  
Target population (6)  
  1. The number in brackets indicate the number of codes for each subcategory. The codes do not sum up to total codes because some codes were allocated into more than one subcategory