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Document ID (ISN)112235
CIS number 11-0814
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Linaker C., Harris E.C., Cooper C., Coggon D., Palmer K.T.
Title The burden of sickness absence from musculoskeletal causes in Great Britain
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.61, p.458-464. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract The objective of this literature survey was to evaluate the information provided by United Kingdom surveillance schemes and publicly-available datasets on sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). It is concluded that national statistics on MSD-related sickness absence are piecemeal and incomplete. This limits capacity to plan and monitor national policies in an important area of public health. Simple low-cost additions to the Labour Force Survey would improve the situation.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; sickness absenteeism; musculoskeletal diseases; compensation of occupational diseases; cost of diseases
Descriptors (secondary) reliability; safety and health documentation; economic aspects; literature survey
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