Försäkringsmedicin

Huvudansvarig är Thorne Wallman.
Nedan presenteras ett urval av projekt på engelska.

Factors of the patient, physician and health care that affect sick leave

The aim of this project is to gain better knowledge of the factors of the patient, physician and health care that affect sick leave. The first study was a randomized study of the effect of early multidisciplinary assessment at a primary health care centre. The second study was a qualitative focus group study of family doctors experience of sick leave assignment after the changes in the Swedish health insurance system. The third and fourth parts of the study analyzes the significance of motivation and effect of rehabilitation programs on persons with long-term sick leave who lose their sickness benefits. Financial support has been provided by Centre for Clinical Research Dalarna, Dalarna County Council and Uppsala University.

Determinants for return to work among sickness certified patients in general practice

The aim of this study was to analyse possible determinants of return to work and their relative impacts. The most significant determinants increasing time to sick leave conclusion were number of sick leave days the year before baseline, age and sick leave due to a psychiatric diagnosis (F in ICD-10). A close correlation between the patients’ own view on sick leave conclusion and the assessment of professionals’ indicate the importance of including patients’ view when considering length of sick leave. Financial support has been provided by Centre for Clinical Research Sörmland, Sörmland County Council and Uppsala University.

Sick leave in primary health care – Registered nurses’ work by telephone and patients’ experiences

The aim of this project was to describe registered nurses’ experiences and work with sick leave questions by telephone. It was further to describe the effects of an educational intervention in social insurance medicine on registered nurses’ work and perceived problems with sick leave questions by telephone. The aim was also to describe, analyze and understand long-term sickness absent people’s experiences of being sick-listed. Financial support has been provided by Centre for Clinical Research Sörmland, Sörmland County Council and Uppsala University.

MEDiTUNA – Vocational rehabilitation: how does it affect health and quality of life?

MEDiTUNA, including 100 women and men, is a project that studies how persons with psychiatric disability are affected by an individual placement and support intervention. Outcome measures are health, quality of life, drug consumption and sick-listing. The project started in 2013 one year and two year follow-ups were finished in 2015. MEDiTUNA data was analyzed in 2016 and will generate two papers in 2017.

Illustrativ bild.