|Document ID (ISN)||43234|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0920-0517 - Tijdschrift voor sociale gezondheidszorg
|Convention or series no.
||Accidents in the light of official statistics - Some comments on the "under-reporting" of occupational accidents in the Netherlands
||Ongevallen in het licht van officiŰle cijfers - Over de "onderregistratie" van arbeidsongevallen in Nederland [in Dutch]|
||25 Apr. 1984, Vol.62, No.9, p.362-368. Illus. 11 ref.
||The integration in 1967 of the Dutch Law on Accidents within a single Law on Sickness has had unfavourable consequences for the declaration and registration ("under-registration") of occupational accidents, since no differentiation is made any more between sickness, occupational accidents, accidents due to other causes, and occupational diseases. A comparison is made between the organisation and structure of information available to accident insurance bodies in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and those resulting from the Dutch Law on Health Insurance. A comparison of the trends in the incidence of occupational accidents in the 2 countries between 1970 and 1981 reveals that the declared accident rate in FRG was systematically 3 times as high as in the Netherlands. A similar relation existed for declared fatal accidents. The importance of this "under-registration" is discussed.
||occupational accidents; compilation of statistics; notification of occupational accidents; Netherlands
||Germany (Federal Republic of); comparative study; fatalities
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
Reporting of occupational accidents
Notification of accidents and diseases