|Document ID (ISN)||109742|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Spreeuwers D., de Boer A.G.E.M., Verbeek J.H.A.M., de Wilde N.S., Braam I., Willemse Y., Pal T.M., van Dijk F.J.H.
||Sentinel surveillance of occupational diseases: A quality improvement project
||Nov. 2008, Vol.51, No.11, p.834-842. Illus. 34 ref.
||The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a surveillance project comprising motivated and guided occupational physicians would provide higher quality information than a national registry. A group of 45 occupational physicians participated in a pilot surveillance project for two years. All the 1729 other occupational physicians in the national registry of the Netherlands were the reference group. The number of notifications per occupational physician, the proportion of incorrect notifications and the overall reported incidence of occupational diseases were compared. It was found that the pilot surveillance group reported a substantially higher occupational disease incidence and a lower proportion of incorrect notifications than a national registry.
||Netherlands; industrial physicians; medical supervision; notification of occupational diseases
||occupational diseases; reliability; comparative study; occupational medicine; frequency rates; programme evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland; Netherlands|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Notification of accidents and diseases