|Document ID (ISN)||110991|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Kotlarz H., Gunnarsson C.L., Fang H., Rizzo J.A.
||Osteoarthritis and absenteeism costs: Evidence from US national survey data
||Mar. 2010, Vol.52, No.3, p.263-268. 37 ref.
||This study analyzes the relationships between osteoarthritis and annual cost to employers that is associated with absenteeism. The cost is measured as the probability of absenteeism, days missed from work and their dollar values, all indirect costs. Osteoarthritis leads to a significantly higher probability of absenteeism and more days missed from work compared with other major chronic diseases. It increases annual per capita absenteeism costs by USD 469 for female workers and by USD 520 for male workers. This is equivalent to approximately three lost workdays. Aggregate annual absenteeism costs are USD 10.3 billion (women USD 5.5 billion; men USD 4.8 billion).
||USA; osteoarthritis; cost of diseases
||sickness absenteeism; sex-linked differences; statistics
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system