Sarah Lines

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BACKGROUND There is considerable uncertainty about work-relatedness and musculoskeletal disorders in general, and it is also not clear how physicians decide whether work has caused a disorder in an individual patient. AIMS To investigate physicians' beliefs about assessment of occupational attribution for work-related musculoskeletal disorders. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND In the United Kingdom, The Health and Occupation Reporting network (THOR) collects incidence data on work-related illness. THOR data show that the health and social work sector generates a high proportion of case reports. This study analyses the most recent data for the health and social work sector, from 2002 to 2003. METHODS Cases returned to(More)
BACKGROUND Infectious diseases remain an important cause of self-reported work-related illness, with socio-economic consequences, including sickness absence. Reporting of infectious disease by occupational and specialist physicians is an important tool in the investigation of occupationally related infections and is relevant in their management. AIMS To(More)
BACKGROUND Estimated incidence rates for occupational skin disease in the U.K. are provided by voluntary surveillance schemes involving dermatologists and occupational physicians. These rates allow monitoring of occupational dermatoses, and intervention planning aimed at reducing workplace risks. OBJECTIVES To summarize occupational skin disease reported(More)
A female nurse, recruited from the Philippines five months previously, developed meningo-encephalitis and was hospitalised. She was later transferred to a hospital in a neighbouring region for specialist treatment. Rabies was part of a differential diagnosis and decisions on public health intervention had to be made in the absence of a firm diagnosis or(More)
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