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Hospital Qualities Related to Return to Work from Occupational Injury after Controlling for Injury Severity as Well as Occupational Characteristics

Authors
 Jong-Uk Won  ;  Hongdeok Seok  ;  Jeongbae Rhie  ;  Jin-Ha Yoon 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE, Vol.31(5) : 695-701, 2016 
Journal Title
JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE
ISSN
 1011-8934 
Issue Date
2016
MeSH
Adult ; Databases, Factual ; Demography ; Disability Evaluation ; Female ; Hospitals ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Occupational Diseases/pathology* ; Occupational Diseases/rehabilitation ; Odds Ratio ; Quality Assurance, Health Care* ; Republic of Korea ; Return to Work* ; Risk ; Severity of Illness Index ; Workers' Compensation
Keywords
Health Care Quality, Access and Evaluation ; Occupational Injuries ; Rehabilitation ; Return to Work
Abstract
We examined associations betweenhospitalquality in the workers' compensation system and injured patients'returntoworkaftercontrollingforinjuryseverity,occupationalfactors, and demographic factors.Returntoworkdata of injured workers were constructed from 2 datasets: 23,392 patients injured in 2009-2011 from the Korea Workers' Compensation & Welfare Service andreturntoworkdata from Korea Employment Information Services.Afterde-identifying the data, quality scores were matched for eachhospitalthat cared for injured patients.Injuryseveritywas measured by AbbreviatedInjuryScales. Relative risk and 95% confidence interval were calculated using log binomial regression models.Afteradjusting for age, sex,injuryseverity, occupation, factory size, city, andhospitaltype, the relative risk (95% confidence interval) for the total score was 1.04 (1.02-1.06), 1.06 (1.04-1.09), and 1.07 (1.05-1.10) in the 2(nd), 3(rd), and 4(th) quartiles, respectively, compared to the 1(st) quartile. The RR (95% CI) in the 2(nd), 3(rd), and 4(th) quartiles was 1.05 (1.02-1.07), 1.05 (1.02-1.08), and 1.06 (1.04-1.09) for the process score; and 1.02 (1.01-1.04), 1.05 (1.03-1.07), and 1.06 (1.04-1.09) for the outcome score compared to the 1(st) quartile score, respectively. In conclusion, our study design with blinded merge methods shows that total, process, and outcomequalitiesarerelatedto thereturntoworkof injured workersaftercontrollingfor other factors.
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DOI
10.3346/jkms.2016.31.5.695
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (작업환경의학과) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Won, Jong Uk(원종욱) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9200-3297
Yoon, Jin Ha(윤진하) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4198-2955
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/146900
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