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To allocate available resources as efficiently as possible, decision makers need information on the relative economic merits of occupational health and safety (OHS) interventions. Economic evaluations can provide this information by comparing the costs and consequences of alternatives. Nevertheless, only a few of the studies that consider the effectiveness(More)
BACKGROUND Continued improvements in occupational health can only be ensured if decisions regarding the implementation and continuation of occupational health and safety interventions (OHS interventions) are based on the best available evidence. To ensure that this is the case, scientific evidence should meet the needs of decision-makers. As a first step in(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe OH&S vulnerability across a diverse sample of Canadian workers. METHODS A survey was administered to 1,835 workers employed more than 15 hrs/week in workplaces with at least five employees. Adjusted logistic models were fitted for three specific and one overall measure of workplace vulnerability developed based on hazard exposure and(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence-based resource allocation in the public health care sector requires reliable economic evaluations that are different from those needed in the commercial sector. AIMS To describe a framework for conducting economic evaluations of occupational health and safety (OHS) programmes in health care developed with sector stakeholders. To define(More)
(2014). Work‐related psychosocial risk factors for long‐term sick leave: a prospective study of the general working population in Norway, Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine 56(8):787–793. (2014). Psychosocial and organizational risk factors for doctor‐certified sick leave: a prospective study of female health and social workers in Norway, BMC(More)
BACKGROUND The use of economic evaluations in healthcare decision-making can potentially help decision-makers in allocating scarce resources as efficiently as possible. Over a decade ago, the use of such studies was found to be limited in Dutch healthcare decision-making, but their current use is unknown. Therefore, this study aimed to provide insight into(More)
In this paper we present a review of the English language peer-reviewed literature on experience rating and critically examine the framing of research questions, methodology selection, study findings, the interpretation of results and underlying logic. Two main questions are addressed: what is known about how experience rating motivates employer and worker(More)
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