Diagnoses of work-relatedness: case studies

Authors

  • Thongsawaeng S Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
  • Panumasvivat J Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

Keywords:

work-relatedness, occupational disease, workmen’s compensation fund

Abstract

The diagnosis of work-related disease is divided into two procedures. The first is the diagnosis of diseases and the second is the diagnosis to determine if it is caused by or related to work. The second procedure is difficult and complicated leading to the number of diagnosed cases lower than actuality. Therefore, it is necessary to use the epidemiology principle to support the diagnosis of work-relatedness. This article presents case studies of diagnosis of work-relatedness to serve as examples and suggestion for the physicians and Workmen’s Compensation Fund.

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Published

2021-10-01

How to Cite

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S T, J P. Diagnoses of work-relatedness: case studies . Chiang Mai Med J. [Internet]. 2021 Oct. 1 [cited 2022 May 25];60(4):823-30. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/CMMJ-MedCMJ/article/view/253985

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