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ID (ISN) del documento61924
Número CIS 94-553
ISSN - Título de la serie 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Año 1993
Número de serie
Autor(es) Pell S.
Título Epidemiologists in industry - Past achievements, unexplored opportunities, and future needs
Información bibliográfica May 1993, Vol.35, No.5, p.485-492. 16 ref.
Resumen Epidemiologists in industry have achieved much in recent years. In addition to conducting important research into known or suspected hazards in the workplace, they have taken the lead in developing a code of ethics for epidemiologists in industry, established guidelines for good epidemiology practices, and have been actively involved in the development of government regulations and the setting of standards. Further activities (e.g. conducting environmental health studies, and long-term evaluations of health promotion programmes, research into major chronic diseases) may be undertaken if certain obstacles are tackled first: inputting comprehensive morbidity information into data bases; privacy protection laws and regulations; difficulties in publishing and disseminating the results of negative studies. To overcome these obstacles epidemiologists will need more support from government regulators to ease restrictions on data acquisition, and from company management to provide more resources.
Descriptores (primarios) prospectiva; epidemiología
Descriptores (secundarios) estatuto profesional; servicios de medicina de empresa; aspectos económicos; Estados Unidos
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Epidemiology