Rates of sickness certification in European primary care: A systematic review

@article{WynneJones2008RatesOS,
  title={Rates of sickness certification in European primary care: A systematic review},
  author={Gwenllian Wynne-Jones and Christian Mallen and Victoria K. Welsh and Kate M. Dunn},
  journal={The European Journal of General Practice},
  year={2008},
  volume={14},
  pages={108 - 99}
}
Background: General practitioners (GPs) are responsible for assessing a patient's capacity for work and issuing a sickness certificate, enabling a patient to receive statutory sick pay and take time away from the workplace. The management of sickness absence across Europe varies considerably, and there is a need for comparable rates of certification to facilitate appropriate health and economic planning. Objective: To systematically review the literature reporting rates of sickness… 
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