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OBJECTIVES A comparison of appraisals made by general practitioners (GPs) in France and occupational physicians (OPs) and insurance physicians (IPs) in the Netherlands with those made by Scandinavian GPs on work capacity in patients with severe subjective health complaints (SHCs). SETTING GPs in France and OPs/IPs in the Netherlands gathered to watch nine(More)
Purpose The purpose of this study was to obtain consensus among physicians of several medical specialties on the level of limitations to work-related functioning of people with persistent “medically unexplained” physical symptoms (PPS). Methods A modified Delphi study was conducted with 15 physicians of five different medical specialties. The study involved(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop hypotheses about whether there are patient-related factors that influence physicians' decision-making that can explain why some patients with severe subjective health complaints (SHCs) are more likely to be granted sick leave than others. DESIGN Exploratory cross-sectional. SETTING Assessments of patient-related factors after(More)
OBJECTIVE Comparing assessments of incapacity to work in patients with subjective health complaints (SHC) by physicians from 5 different European countries. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHOD General practitioners from Norway (n=56), Sweden (n=29), Denmark (n=41), France (n=46) and occupational and insurance physicians from the Netherlands (n=93)(More)
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