Economic impact of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) on work in Europe

Bevan, Stephen Mark (2015) Economic impact of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) on work in Europe. Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology, 29 (3). pp. 356-373. ISSN 1521-6942

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Abstract

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the leading cause of work disability, sickness absence from work, ‘presenteeism’ and loss of productivity across all the European Union (EU) member states. It is estimated that the total cost of lost productivity attributable to MSDs among people of working age in the EU could be as high as 2% of gross domestic product (GDP). This paper examines the available evidence on the economic burden of MSDs on work across Europe and highlights areas of policy, clinical and employment practice which might improve work outcomes for individuals and families and reduce the economic and social costs of MSDs.

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Journal Article
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Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology
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82302
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Deposited On:
20 Oct 2016 10:26
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Yes
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Published
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07 Apr 2020 04:11