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Asbestos-related lung cancer: Clinical characteristics and survival outcomes in an Australian cohort seeking workers compensation.

We use the Helsinki Criteria to identify a group of ex-workers with lung cancer linked to asbestos use as well as other potential differences that may exist. Methods The Helsinki Criteria for Methods A total of 529 patients seeking workers' compensation for their lung cancer were referred to either ARLC or the non-ARLC based on parameters set in the Helsinki Criteria. Results In our study population, ARLC patients were on average older than non-ARLC patients and were more likely to be diagnosed as a result of incidental findings or screening program. Conclusions The attributes that we found as significantly different between asbestos-related cancer and other lung cancers were age, pleural plaques, and asymptomatic presentation. ARLC patients were older diagnosis and with lower overall survival in this cohort, with poor overall survival.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35100476


Worker and employer experiences with COVID-19 and the California Workers' Compensation System: A review of the literature.

Background Given the dangers that COVID-19 presents to workplace employees, California policymakers passed Senate Bill 1159 to enable employees' compensation insurance for frontline employees. According to new COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 activity, paid sick leave reduced new COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 activity. Rural agricultural and food processing workers also suffered from sick leave cover and were vulnerable to severe housing and food insecurity, according to studies. According to reports on workplace health and safety, healthcare workers with access to personal protective equipment had lower stress levels. Conclusions Our report found COVID-19 and the WC system, but not specifically about WC and COVID-19 WC claims or benefits. In California, the new SB 1159 bill on WC coverage is needed to document and analyze evidence underpinning the need for WC coverage for COVID-19 and assessing the effect of the new SB 1159 bill on WC coverage.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35092626


Differences in workers' compensation claim rates for within-province and out-of-province workers in British Columbia, Canada, 2010-2017.

In British Columbia, Canada, this report investigates whether there are differences in work-related injury and sickness claims between within-province and out-of-province employees. Statistics Canada denominator results for injuries and illnesses in BC from 2010 to 2017 were linked with worker compensation claims for injuries and illnesses in BC from 2010 to 2017. The claim rate ratio and 95% confidence intervals for out-of-province employees with all, health care-only, short-term disability, long-term disability, and fatality were among the many common injuries reported among out-of-province employees, as well as within-province workers, were estimated by a multivariable negative binomial regression. According to claim type, the most notable differences in rates differed by country type, with HCO's most significant differences between HCO estimates and SI claims revealing the smallest differences in SI claims varying. Even in industries with high percentages of out-of-province workers' allegations, these employees had lower claim rates than within-province employees, according to industry-specific studies. Conclusions Out-of-province employees have lower claim rates than those who work within the provinces.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35092041


Framing the Care of Injured Workers: An Empirical Four-Jurisdictional Comparison of Workers' Compensation Boards' Healthcare Policies.

Purpose of this research The goal of this study was to determine how workers' compensation policies relating to healthcare for employees with musculoskeletal injuries could influence the delivery and trajectories of care for injured workers. What are the different ways in which employees' compensation laws influence and modify the operations of healthcare facilities caring for injured workers? The primary research issue was, "What are the different ways in which workforce's compensation policies inform and change the services of healthcare providers caring for injured employees? Controlling staff's medical records illustrate how clinical practice guidelines and non-economic and economic incentives were used by WCs to stimulate HCP's behaviours with employees; in this section, we'll explore how clinical practice guidelines and non-economic and economic incentives were used by WCs to motivate HCP's behavior with workers; controlling employees' trajectories of care. This theme explores how WC policies control the workers' health trajectory and longevity of care through a variety of policy levers, including standardization of care pathways and the deployment and autonomy of HCPs. HCP's day-to-day activities and workers' trajectories are illustrated by this policy report. Conclusions This research published in this blog shed light on the numerous ways in which WC policies influence HCP's day-to-day activities and workers' trajectories.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35038105


Impact of Time to Surgery for Workers' Compensation Patients Undergoing MIS TLIF: A Preliminary Analysis on Clinical Outcomes.

Objectivities Objective: To conduct a preliminary review on the effect of time to surgery and duration of illness in workers' compensation patients undergoing minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion, a few weeks ago. Methods — Methods — were a collection of WC patients undergoing primary, single-level MIS TLIF certification. Mean PROMs, and MCID's results were similar between DOS groups using one way ANOVA and logistic regression. TTS was strongly correlated with the prevalence of HNP and the initial appointment type. In the longest TTS group, MCID's results were significantly lower for VAS back at 6-months. Mean PROMs were significantly different based on DOS for the VAS leg, which was only available at 6-weeks. At 6-months only, MCID's success was significantly lower for the longest DOS group for the VAS leg. Conclusion Neither TTS nor DOS are directly linked to the findings of the MIS TLIF project. Even with longer symptom burden and major delays in surgical care, WC patients may experience similar clinical improvement.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35033696


Reforming the workers' compensation process for occupational lung disease among miners in South Africa: an efficiency study of claims assessment.

Objectives and Motivations: The large burden of silicosis and tuberculosis in the South African mining industry, as well as under-resourcing of the compensation companies responsible for certifying occupational lung disease, has resulted in heavy backlogs. This study was designed to determine the effectiveness of triaging occupational lung disease cases using claim type, years of mining exposure, and computer aided detection to save on scarce medical adjudicators. Methods During 2020, the compensation authority began to triage reports for TB and those of miners with a 10 year of service to two-person panels rather than the four-person panel plus radiologist used before. From dispensing with a mining service threshold and routing all non-TB claims to the tiny panels at the outset, the biggest productivity gain was predicted without CAD. Conclusion The resulting pre-adjudication triage of allegations at the compensation department is expected to save a substantial amount of adjudicator time and reducing certification delays.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/34999999


Workers' Compensation Association With Clinical Outcomes After Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion.

Background information has indicated that workers' compensation status might result in poor results after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Aim After ACDF, the aim was to determine the impact WC status has on postoperative clinical outcomes. The difference in mean scores among WC subgroups for visual analog scale arm, VAS neck, 12-item Short Form Physical Composite Score, Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System physical function, and Neck Disability Index at preoperative and postoperative time points was determined by operative time points. The MCID's success among WC subgroups was different for VAS arm, VAS neck, and NDI. For all patient-reported outcome outcomes measures collected, no statistically significant difference was found between cohorts for overall rates of MCID success for all patient-reported outcome measures collected. Following ACDF, WC patients suffered similar preoperative and 1-year postoperative neck and arm pains in comparison to non-WC patients. Both disability and PF scores in One-yr MCID's achievement rates were similar among cohorts.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35006206


Work-related injury burden, workers' compensation claim filing, and barriers: Results from a statewide survey of janitors.

A comprehensive multimodal survey of janitors in Washington state was used to determine their working conditions and occupational health issues. WRIII was at a significantly elevated risk among women and janitors who were Latino. Additionally, elevated risk was also linked to several work-related causes, insufficient sleep, and potential depression. Half of the recalled janitors were not injured, and no one was injured. WRII had a significant risk among women and Latino janitors, and janitors' working conditions could play a role in this unethical distribution of risk. WRII oversight in janitors and other low-wage jobs may reveal substantial underreporting. The characterization of janitors' work history can help identify avenues for prevention, intervention, and legislative reforms to safeguard the health and safety of janitors.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/34897753


Immigrant status, gender and work disability duration: findings from a linked, retrospective cohort of workers' compensation and immigration data from British Columbia, Canada.

Objectives: In British Columbia, Canada, Objectives are used to determine differences in the work disability durations of immigrant men and women injured at work to comparable Canadian-born injured workers. Methods and Statistics to compare the number of work disability days paid to immigrant and Canadian-born injured workers stratified by gender and date of immigration are used to compare the number of work disability days paid at 25 percent, 50 percent, and 75% for immigrant and Canadian-born injured workers between 1995 and 2012, based on gender and citizenship status. In adjusted quantile regression models, recent and established immigrant women who were in the majority of the disability distribution had 1. 3 and 4. 0 more paid disability days at the 50% of the disability rate than Canadian-born counterparts.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/34872998


The Effect of Introduction of Motorized Stretchers on Hospital-Based Patient Transporter Injuries and Resultant Workers' Compensation Costs.

Manual stretchers result in more injuries than hydraulic stretchers in workers who transport patients. Objective The aim was to investigate the consequences of introducing motorized stretchers on transporter injuries and resultant workers' compensation costs. Methods The number of transporters who sustained injuries as a result of stretcher manipulation and its staff's compensation costs, as well as the introduction of motorized stretchers was determined before and after the introduction of motorized stretchers.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/34860204

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