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The burden of sickness absence from musculoskeletal causes

Dr Mary Wyatt

The costs of a major health problem in developed nations

As the adage goes, you can't manage what you can't measure. Sickness absence is considered to be a major problem with in Great Britain. Over the last five years there have been a number of initiatives to manage both short-term and long-term sickness absence. The UK researchers evaluated the information available from national data sets and surveillance schemes. The aim was to evaluate whether there was one database that could be co...

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