|Document ID (ISN)||108159|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report 438
||Fishwick D., Bradshaw L., Curran A., Davies J.
Health and Safety Executive
||Routes of referral for occupational asthma - A national study
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. x, 53p. Illus. 7 ref.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr438.pdf [in English]
||The aim of this study was to document the routes of referral for cases of occupational asthma recruited from six hospitals in the United Kingdom. The study comprised both a retrospective and prospective element. The retrospective study involved collating information regarding cases of occupational asthma reported previously to Surveillance of Work Related and Occupational Respiratory Disease scheme (SWORD). In the prospective study, individuals presenting as new and possible cases of occupational asthma were recruited from each of the collaborating hospitals, and the diagnosis was assessed according to an agreed standard. In addition, the route of referral for these patients and detail of their cases was explored by administering a standard questionnaire to the patients. Findings are discussed and several recommendations are made for reducing the incidence of asthma caused by exposure to substances at the workplace.
||occupational diseases; United Kingdom; hospitals; diagnosis; asthma
||allergens; medical supervision; questionnaire survey; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Health care services
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)