Avoidable Sickness Absence in a Dutch Working Population

  title={Avoidable Sickness Absence in a Dutch Working Population},
  author={Anja M Kremer and Romy Steenbeek},
  journal={Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation},
Introduction Sickness absence has an important impact on employers (e.g. reduced productivity, high costs) and employees (e.g. replacement, job loss). Therefore, we investigated possible reduction by exploring avoidable sickness absence. Methods A questionnaire was filled out by 2,954 Dutch workers (internet panel of a marketing research company, 2005). We obtained data on self reported sickness absence (6.5 months), including the main reason for each sickness absence spell (4 health and 3 non… CONTINUE READING


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