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Medical Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Handbook of Work Disability

Prevention and Management

by (author) Patrick Loisel

edited by Johannes R. Anema

Springer Nature
Initial publish date
Mar 2013
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Home & Community Care, Occupational & Industrial Medicine
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2013
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2014
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This book addresses the developing field of Work Disability Prevention. Work disability does not only involve occupational disorders originating from the work or at the workplace, but addresses work absenteeism originating from any disorder or accident. This topic has become of primary importance due to the huge compensation costs and health issues involved. For employers it is a unique burden and in many countries compensation is not even linked to the cause of the disorder. In the past twenty years, studies have accumulated which emphasize the social causes of work disability. Governments and NGOs such as the World Bank, the International Labor Organization, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development have produced alarming reports on the extent of this problem for developed and developing countries. However, no comprehensive book is presently available to help them address this emerging field where new knowledge should induce new ways of management.

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Contributor Notes

Patrick Loisel, MD, Director, Work Disability Prevention CIHR Strategic Training Program, Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.
Johannes R. Anema, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Research Center for Insurance Medicine.