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Document ID (ISN)111893
CIS number 11-0501
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dunning K.K., Davis K.G., Cook C., Kotowski S.E., Hamrick C., Jewell G., Lockey J.
Title Costs by industry and diagnosis among musculoskeletal claims in a State workers compensation system: 1999-2004
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.53, p.276-284. 37 ref.
Abstract Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) represent an important burden on industry in the United States. However, there is limited understanding of the unique issues relating to specific industry sectors, specifically the frequency and costs of different MSDs. In this study, claim data from 1999 to 2004 from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation were analyzed as a function of industry sector and anatomical region. Almost 50% of the claims were lumbar spine (26.9%) or hand/wrist (21.7%). The majority of claims were from manufacturing (25.1%) and service (32.8%) industries. The industries with the highest average costs per claim were transportation, warehouse, and utilities and construction. Across industries, the highest costs per claim were consistently for the lumbar spine, shoulder and cervical spine body regions.
Descriptors (primary) Ohio; musculoskeletal diseases; lumbar column; hand; compensation of occupational diseases; cost of diseases; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) USA; occupation disease relation; location of injury; role of insurance institutions; economic aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Economic aspects