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Optimising occupational health

Frederieke Schaafsma

Decisions made in occupational health care that follow the 5-step protocol of evidence based medicine have good outcomes for workers and employers.

Take Home Messages: When occupational health decisions are based on good professional judgement and sound scientific evidence workers demonstrate: An objective improvement in their health; A perceived improvement in their health; and Higher levels of satisfaction with working conditions. Why the research matters: Decisions on fitness for work are a regular part of daily practice for occupational health physicians. This...

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