|Document ID (ISN)||103560|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Benavides F.G., Castejˇn J., Gimeno D., Porta M., Mestres J., Simonet P.
||Certification of occupational diseases as common diseases in a primary health care setting
||Feb. 2005, Vol.47, No.2, p.176-180. 24 ref.
||It is often difficult to discern whether a disease is an occupational or common disease, especially in a primary care setting. From a random sample of 322 workers attending a primary health care centre in Spain, 207 workers agreed to participate in this study aimed at determining the proportion of probable occupational diseases misclassified as common diseases by general practitioners. An occupational questionnaire was administered, and medical records of each participant were examined. The data were independently reviewed by two occupational physicians and a general practitioner. It was found that 33 of the 207 cases (15.9%) were probably related to occupational factors according to expert opinion, while in the workers' assessment, occupational factors accounted for 74 (35.7%) cases of disease. The consequences of these findings are discussed.
||occupational diseases; classification; hospitals; diagnosis
||compensation of occupational diseases; legal aspects; industrial physicians; occupational medicine; Spain
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Health care services