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August/September 2009 (vol. 06/2)

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NICE not so good on OH

Occupational health advice is rarely included in guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, highlighting the need for greater participation of OH professionals in guideline development. Thirty-one guidelines were selected for the review because of the impact of the underlying condition on work ability and fitness for work. Twelve of the guidelines (39%) include advice on rehabilitation, while impact on work is mentioned in just seven (22%). Only one in 10 include advice on return to work, while one in five provide no OH advice at all.

Occupational Medicine 2009; 59(5): 353–356.  http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/content/59/5/353.abstract

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2009 (vol. 06/2) pp41