Outcome of stable angina in a working population: the burden of sickness absence.

@article{Hemingway2007OutcomeOS,
  title={Outcome of stable angina in a working population: the burden of sickness absence.},
  author={Harry Hemingway and Jussi Vahtera and Marianna Virtanen and Jaana Pentti and Mika Kivim{\"a}ki},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={373-9}
}
BACKGROUND The decline in acute event rates among patients with stable angina emphasizes the need for outcome events that are commonly experienced, externally observed and sensitive to changing functional impairments. In the absence of previous studies, we sought to determine the burden of medically certified spells of sickness absence among individuals with angina and their relation to risk factors and co-morbidity. DESIGN AND METHODS A prospective study of 33 148 employees and 1 year… CONTINUE READING

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