|Document ID (ISN)||112235|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Linaker C., Harris E.C., Cooper C., Coggon D., Palmer K.T.
||The burden of sickness absence from musculoskeletal causes in Great Britain
||2011, Vol.61, p.458-464. Illus. 20 ref.
||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.
||United Kingdom; sickness absenteeism; musculoskeletal diseases; compensation of occupational diseases; cost of diseases
||reliability; safety and health documentation; economic aspects; literature survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system