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Associations between workers’ compensation and self-harm: A retrospective case-series study of hospital admissions data

Background: Although workers'u2019 compensation policies are intended to help and assist injured employees, there is also evidence that filing a compensation claim can be very stressful for employees. Methods: This study used hospital admissions data for 42,567 patients to determine hospital admission rates for intentional self-harm and probable self-harm, as well as probable self-harm and probable self-harm, comparing these between workers and non-claimants in a retrospective case-series analysis. For female claimants, the incidence of intentional self-harm was higher than non-claimants. Both male and female workersu2019 compensation claimants relative to non-claimants was higher in both male and female workers' respective rates of u2018self-harm and potential self-harmu2019. Interpretation: Female employees and U2019 compensation claimsants have increased rates of admission for deliberate self-harm, and possible suicide in comparison to non-claimants. Male claimants seem to have heightened rates of hospital admission for u2018self-harm and potential self-harm in 2019;u2019.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2022.100614


Changes in health and welfare after workers’ compensation benefits cease.

After employees'u2019 compensation ended, workers with long-duration employees' u2019 compensation claims were investigated into welfare and health care use. The Workers' Compensation Act is the Workers' Compensation Act in New South Wales, Australia. To investigate changes in the health and well-being of employees whose compensation payments ended due to a 260-week cap under s39 of the Workers' Compensation Act, find changes in the health and well-being of workers whose compensation payments ended due to a 260-week cap under s39 of the Workers' Compensation Act New South Wales 2012 legislative reforms. Compensation claims were classified according to whether or not compensation was based on a 260-week maximum, or in situations where compensation coverage continued without a 260-week limit, and are compared to a community comparator. Conclusions After workers'u2019 compensation payments came down to a 260-week low, there was a 53% rise in the uptake of social security services such as unemployment or disability payments by the s39 group, and hospitalization rates stayed stagnant compared to a community comparator.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v7i3.1974


The characteristics of asbestos-related disease claims made to the Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service (KCOMWEL) from 2011 to 2015

Methods We looked at 113 workers who requested medical care claims or survivor benefits for asbestos exposure and occupational-related disease from 2011 to 2015. 89. 7 and 94 percent, respectively, found that benign mesothelioma and lung cancer mainly occurred in males. According to estimates, malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer survivors were 59. 5 and 59. 7 years at the time of diagnosis, while lung cancer's latency period was 34. 1 and 33. 1 years, respectively. Histology results for lung cancer indicated adenocarcinoma as the most common variant, accounting for approximately one-quarter of all claims, as well as squamous cell carcinoma and small cell lung cancer. Conclusions Given the long latency period of asbestos use in Korea and that the peak period of asbestos use in the mid-1990s was in the mid-1990s, an increase in asbestos-related diseases is expected to persist long-term.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40557-018-0256-6


Pre-injury health status of truck drivers with a workers’ compensation claim

The new report sought to describe the pre-injury hospital-recorded health and wellness service use of truck drivers with a workeru2019s injury compensation claim/s, as well as workers in other industries. The injury claim was made using a compensation claims database and linked to hospital admissions information from five years ago. Truck code occupational code data for truck drivers was similar to other driver codes, as well as other occupations. Truck drivers were significantly more likely to have a hospital-recorded diagnosis of diabetes and/or hypertension, as well as being significantly more likely to have a hospital history of tobacco use and/or alcohol misuse/abuse than other drivers.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-13885-4


Opioid prescriptions for individuals receiving workers' compensation in Michigan.

Purpose We investigated the prevalence of opioid prescriptions following injury and other work-related conditions among employees receiving worker's compensation for a missed work time injury. Methods Injured workers in Michigan's Workers' Compensation files from 2016 to 2018 were linked to the Michigan Automated Prescription System's opioid prescription history. Conclusions Despite the fact that opioid prescribing patterns generally decreased from 2016 to 2018, injured Michigan workers in 2015 had a higher incidence of opioid prescription after injury than those in other states.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0272385

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