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Document ID (ISN)56056
CIS number 91-846
ISSN - Serial title 0301-0023 - Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Baxter P.J.
Title Research in occupational health: the UK National Health Service
Bibliographic information Spring 1991, Vol.41, No.1, p.7-9. 11 ref.
Abstract This article discusses the scope of research to be carried out in the UK National Health Service which, if allied to occupational health practice, might have important direct or indirect benefits for patient care. General research topics that await further study include: health inequalities amongst health care workers, job stress, back problems, pregnancy, and infection risks from blood. Topical specific hazards include gluteraldehyde, cytotoxic drugs, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, and implications of new technology in surgery. The co-ordination of databases across different district health authorities would be very useful for epidemiological research, the delivery of OSH services and the development of vaccination strategies.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; occupational medicine; research; health services
Descriptors (secondary) glutaraldehyde; neuropsychic stress; epidemiological aspects; infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; mental health; computerized data bases; nursing personnel; health care personnel; cytotoxic effects; health hazards; expectant mothers; immunization; back disorders
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases