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ID (ISN) del documento108159
Número CIS 08-597
Año 2006
Número de serie HSE Research Report 438
Autor(es) Fishwick D., Bradshaw L., Curran A., Davies J.
Health and Safety Executive
Título Routes of referral for occupational asthma - A national study
Información bibliográfica HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. x, 53p. Illus. 7 ref.
Acceso Internet http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr438.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen The aim of this study was to document the routes of referral for cases of occupational asthma recruited from six hospitals in the United Kingdom. The study comprised both a retrospective and prospective element. The retrospective study involved collating information regarding cases of occupational asthma reported previously to Surveillance of Work Related and Occupational Respiratory Disease scheme (SWORD). In the prospective study, individuals presenting as new and possible cases of occupational asthma were recruited from each of the collaborating hospitals, and the diagnosis was assessed according to an agreed standard. In addition, the route of referral for these patients and detail of their cases was explored by administering a standard questionnaire to the patients. Findings are discussed and several recommendations are made for reducing the incidence of asthma caused by exposure to substances at the workplace.
Descriptores (primarios) enfermedades profesionales; Reino Unido; hospitales; diagnostico; asma
Descriptores (secundarios) alergenos; vigilancia médica; encuesta por cuestionario; informe
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
País / Estado o ProvinciaReino Unido
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Health care services