Work content of Norwegian occupational physicians.
There is little empirical knowledge of the work done in occupational health services.
In a study of the work of 50 Norwegian occupational physicians, their work on 249 work-days was recorded and classified into nine different categories according to the work content.
Most (40%) of the work concerned work environment matters, 26% went to nonwork-related activities, 18% was for administration, 4% was for personal proficiency, and 12% went to various other activities.
A total of 36% of the work concerned preventive activities, and 30% involved curative activities, of which two-thirds (22%) was for nonwork-related illnesses.
This latter figure seems large in comparison with the preventive aims of occupational health services given by the Norwegian labor inspectorate.
Mots-clés Pascal : Classification, Evaluation, Service santé, Système santé, Médecine travail, Homme, Norvège, Prévention, Traitement, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Classification, Evaluation, Health service, Health system, Occupational medicine, Human, Norway, Prevention, Treatment, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0151995
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.