HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Sickness records can predict employee deaths

They obtained sickness absence records for 6,895 male and 3,413 female civil servants until the end of 1989 and analysed associations with death until 1999.

Deaths increased as the medically certified absence rates (spells of more than 7 days) increased. Men and women who had more than five medically certified absences over 10 years had a death rate two to five times greater than those with no such absence.

In contrast to medically certified absences, the researchers found no significant association between self certified absences and death. However, their findings suggest that, compared with no absence, taking a few absences decreases rather than increases the risk of death because short-term absences may represent healthy coping behaviours.

Medically certified sickness absences may well capture the full array of illnesses employees experience during their job contract, say the authors. These routinely collected data could be used as a global measure of health differentials between employees.


'"/>

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmj.com
44-0-207-383-6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
14-Aug-2003


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Electronic medical records reduce hours, cut cost
2. New study to use electronic medical records to improve care of patients with diabetes
3. Many patients interested in reading their own medical records
4. Real time health records reduce clinical errors, enhance time with patients
5. Hospital records may be distorting cancer statistics
6. New study shows abuse homicides more common than records reveal
7. New evaluation tool reliably predicts recovery from coma
8. Oral bacteria may predict pregnancy outcomes
9. Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy
10. Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women
11. New scale predicts recovery of consciousness from coma after brain injury

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... It has just been announced ... speaker for five events throughout the month of May. , Uldrich is the author ... news outlets. He also frequently appears on the Science Channel’s FutureScape and Discovery Channel’s ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... The Beryl ... Experience Journal (PXJ), an international, open access, peer-reviewed journal focused on research and ... representing international (non-US) based authors, the third volume of PXJ continues to expand ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... Colorado (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... is continuing its traditions of innovation by partnering with college students at University ... Levy, led the CU-Boulder senior level advertising campaigns class in the School of ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... R.I. (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... an educational website to help consumers better understand life insurance throughout various life ... resources, including an easy-to-use life insurance needs calculator and content specific to the ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... for the 2016 Main Residency Match® (“the Match”), the system through which U.S. ... teaching institutions. A record-high 30,750 positions were placed in the 2016 Match, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/2/2016)... 2016  While nearly three-quarters of Americans (71%) are ... their health, only about half report taking any steps ... of a new survey announced today by Hologic (Nasdaq: ... National Osteoporosis Month, Hologic is raising awareness of this ... million Americans. Osteoporosis is a disease that ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , April 29, 2016 ... Review, H1 2016" market research report that provides ... with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment ... of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with ... It also reviews key players involved in the ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... April 29, 2016 Automation is ... laboratory due to the growing demands for productivity in ... contemporary automated systems are already adept of a wide ... tedious and manual labor. Instrumentation continues to evolve, and ... conceivable just a few years ago. Originally used mostly ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: