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ID (ISN) del documento108309
Número CIS 08-844
Año 2006
Número de serie HSE Research Report 474
Autor(es) Boyd R., Cowie H., Hurley F., Ayres J.
Health and Safety Executive
Título The true cost of occupational asthma in Great Britain
Información bibliográfica HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. xii, 122p. Illus. 104 réf.
Acceso Internet [en inglés]
Resumen In 2000 the Health and Safety Commission published a ten-year occupational health strategy for the United Kingdom. The strategy sets an ambitious target for occupational asthma (OA) of a reduction of 30% in newly incident cases by 2010. The strategy contains several components, including information, education and research. This study was undertaken to develop detailed estimates of the cost of OA, in order to raise awareness among employers, workers and policy-makers as to the potential gains from adopting measures to reduce the incidence of OA. The total number of newly reported cases of OA in the United Kingdom in 2003 was 631, of which 442 were male workers and 189 were female workers. The total costs to society of these new cases of OA are estimated to range from GBP 71.7-100.1 million, or about GBP 3.4 -4.8 million per year over the lifetime of the disease. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) enfermedades profesionales; Reino Unido; papel de los poderes públicos; aspectos económicos; asma
Descriptores (secundarios) difusión de la información; instituciones publicas de prevencion; tasas de frecuencia; coste de las enfermedades; informe
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
País / Estado o ProvinciaReino Unido
Tema(s) Generalidades sobre prevención
Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Aspectos económicos
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)