Does the doctor or the patient control sick leave certification? A qualitative study interpreting patients' interview dialogue.

@article{Wrapson2011DoesTD,
  title={Does the doctor or the patient control sick leave certification? A qualitative study interpreting patients' interview dialogue.},
  author={Wendy Wrapson and Avril J. Mewse},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={
          202-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Sickness certification poses challenges and problems for the GP. Patient factors may influence the sick leave period. OBJECTIVE To explore how sickness certification occurred based on patients' reports of medical consultations for a new episode of low back pain. METHODS A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews with 16 employees who were currently or had recently been off work with an episode of low back pain. RESULTS We present a preliminary typology of sickness… CONTINUE READING