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Document ID (ISN)43234
CIS number 85-282
ISSN - Serial title 0920-0517 - Tijdschrift voor sociale gezondheidszorg
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Prins R.
Title Accidents in the light of official statistics - Some comments on the "under-reporting" of occupational accidents in the Netherlands
Original title Ongevallen in het licht van officiŰle cijfers - Over de "onderregistratie" van arbeidsongevallen in Nederland [in Dutch]
Bibliographic information 25 Apr. 1984, Vol.62, No.9, p.362-368. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; compilation of statistics; notification of occupational accidents; Netherlands
Descriptors (secondary) Germany (Federal Republic of); comparative study; fatalities
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Statistics
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Statistical methods
Reporting of occupational accidents
Notification of accidents and diseases