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Document ID (ISN)100602
CIS number 02-1600
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Willems H., de Kleijn-de Vrankrijker M.
Title Work disability in the Netherlands: Data, conceptual aspects, and perspectives
Bibliographic information June 2002, Vol.44, No.6, p.510-515. 38 ref.
Abstract Data on work disability are not standardized with respect to the definitions of the main variables. As a consequence, such data do not usually provide reliable information about health problems and related outcome measures. Examples of this unreliability are provided by the different approaches used in Dutch social security compared with national statistics on disability. It is recommended that a single concept be developed and used in order to make data comparable. The recently-presented International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health by the WHO seems to be a sound base for further exploration of the possibilities of standardization in occupational health and social security.
Descriptors (primary) Netherlands; sickness absenteeism; safety and health documentation; registers of occupational diseases; handicapped workers; workmen's compensation
Descriptors (secondary) WHO; classification; standardization; degree of disability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Workers with disabilities
Notification of accidents and diseases
Workers' compensation
Safety and health information