Improving estimates of incidence of specialist diagnosed, work-related respiratory and skin disease in Great Britain

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  • External authors:
  • Rosanne Mcnamee
  • S Turner
  • Raymond Agius

Abstract

Background: Work-related skin and respiratory disease still constitute an important part of the work-related ill-health (WRIH) burden of Great Britain (GB). It is therefore important to be able to accurately quantify the true incidence of these two groups of disease. Aims: To improve the accuracy of the methodology to estimate clinical specialist incidence rates, with a focus on skin and respiratory disease. Specifically, we sought to estimate the number of additional cases not captured by voluntary surveillance through The Health and Occupation Reporting (THOR) network and provide a better estimation of the true incidence of work-related skin and respiratory disease in GB. Methods: Cases not captured by THOR in 2005-2007 due to non-participation of eligible clinical specialists and due to

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Article numberkqq164
Pages (from-to)33-39
Number of pages6
JournalOccupational Medicine
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011