Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the United States: A Proposal to Abolish Workers' Compensation and Reestablish the Public Health Model

@article{LaDou2006OccupationalAE,
  title={Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the United States: A Proposal to Abolish Workers' Compensation and Reestablish the Public Health Model},
  author={J. LaDou},
  journal={International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health},
  year={2006},
  volume={12},
  pages={154 - 168}
}
  • J. LaDou
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Abstract The workers' compensation model of occupational and environmental medicine should be converted to a public health model. Occupational and environmental medicine, as a part of the public health infrastructure, could playa much more substantive part in bringing about a national program to deal with occupational and environmental health. The workers' compensation insurance system could be discontinued at any time, but it will be vital to do so when national health insurance is adopted in… CONTINUE READING
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