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The physician and the sickness certification

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Title: The physician and the sickness certification
Authors: Starzmann, Karin
Issue Date: 18-Jan-2018
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I. Starzmann K et al. No physician gender difference in prescription of sick-leave certification: A retrospective study of the Skaraborg Primary Care Database. Scand J Prim Health Care. 2012; 30: 48-54.

II. Starzmann K et al. Diagnoses have the greatest impact on variation in sick-leave certification rate among primary-care patients in Sweden: A multilevel analysis including patient, physician and primary health care centre levels. Scand J Public Health. 2015; 43: 704-712.

III. Starzmann K et al. Symptom diagnoses in the sickness certificate predict lower quality of the sick leave process. A retrospective study of Medical records in Sweden. In manuscript.

IV. Bengtsson Boström K, Starzmann K, Östberg AL. “If only we could be spared.” Primary care physicians’ voices on sickness certification. Focus group interviews in Sweden. Submitted.
Date of Defence: 2018-02-09
Disputation: Fredagen den 9 februari 2018, kl 13.00, Arvid Wallgrens backe, hus 2, lokal 2118, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Sick Leave
Primary Health Care
Multilevel Analysis
Guideline Adherence
Survival Analyses
Qualitative study
Focus groups
Abstract: Background and aims: Sickness insurance is a hallmark of most welfare states. The rising costsof sickness insurance in Sweden have been attributed to varying sickness certification practices among physicians. Other factors, such as the gender and socioeconomic status of the patient, or the experience of the physician, may affect the rate of sickness certification. The importance of these factors alone and in relation to each other has been the focus of the two first studies in this thesis. The ... more
ISBN: 978-91-629-0356-5 (PRINT)
978-91-629-0357-2 (PDF)
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