Sick leave patterns in common musculoskeletal disorders--a study of doctor prescribed sick leave. Hubertsson, J., Englund, M., Hallgarde, U., Lidwall, U., Lofvendahl, S., & Petersson, I. F. 15:176.
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BACKGROUND: Comparative data on sick leave within musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is limited. Our objective was to give a descriptive overview of sick leave patterns in different MSDs. METHODS: Using electronic medical records, we collected information on dates and diagnostic codes for all available sick leave certificates, during 2 years (2009-2010), in the North Western part of the Skane region in Sweden (22 public primary health care centres and two general hospitals). Using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 10 codes on the certificates we studied duration, age and sex distribution and recurrent periods of sick leave for six strategically chosen MSDs; low back pain (M54) disc disorders (M51), knee osteoarthritis (M17) hip osteoarthritis (M16) rheumatoid arthritis (M05-M06) and myalgia (M79). RESULTS: All together 20 251 sick leave periods were issued for 16 673 individuals 16-64 years of age (53% women). Out of the selected disorders, low back pain and myalgia had the shortest sick leave periods, with a mean of 26 and 27 days, respectively, while disc disorders and rheumatoid arthritis had the longest periods with a mean of 150 and 147 days. For low back pain and myalgia 27% and 26% of all sick leave was short (8-14 days) and only 11% and 13%, were long (\textgreater/=90 days). For the other selected MSDs, less than 5% of the periods were short. For disc disorders, hip osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, more than 60% of the periods were long (p \textgreater 0.001). For back disorders and myalgia most periods were issued in the age groups between
@article{hubertsson_sick_2014,
	title = {Sick leave patterns in common musculoskeletal disorders--a study of doctor prescribed sick leave.},
	volume = {15},
	issn = {1471-2474 1471-2474},
	doi = {10.1186/1471-2474-15-176},
	abstract = {{BACKGROUND}: Comparative data on sick leave within musculoskeletal disorders ({MSDs}) is limited. Our objective was to give a descriptive overview of sick leave patterns in different {MSDs}. {METHODS}: Using electronic medical records, we collected information on dates and diagnostic codes for all available sick leave  certificates, during 2 years (2009-2010), in the North Western part of the Skane  region in Sweden (22 public primary health care centres and two general hospitals). Using the International Classification of Diseases ({ICD}) 10 codes on  the certificates we studied duration, age and sex distribution and recurrent periods of sick leave for six strategically chosen {MSDs}; low back pain (M54) disc disorders (M51), knee osteoarthritis (M17) hip osteoarthritis (M16) rheumatoid arthritis (M05-M06) and myalgia (M79). {RESULTS}: All together 20 251 sick leave periods were issued for 16 673 individuals 16-64 years of age (53\% women). Out of the selected disorders, low back pain and myalgia had the shortest sick leave periods, with a mean of 26 and 27 days, respectively, while disc disorders and rheumatoid arthritis had the longest periods with a mean of 150 and 147 days. For low back pain and myalgia 27\% and 26\% of all sick leave was short (8-14 days) and only 11\% and 13\%, were long ({\textgreater}/=90 days). For the other selected {MSDs}, less than  5\% of the periods were short. For disc disorders, hip osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, more than 60\% of the periods were long (p {\textgreater} 0.001). For back disorders and myalgia most periods were issued in the age groups between},
	pages = {176},
	journaltitle = {{BMC} musculoskeletal disorders},
	shortjournal = {{BMC} Musculoskelet Disord},
	author = {Hubertsson, Jenny and Englund, Martin and Hallgarde, Ulf and Lidwall, Ulrik and Lofvendahl, Sofia and Petersson, Ingemar F.},
	date = {2014},
	pmid = {24886568},
	pmcid = {PMC4060756},
	keywords = {Adolescent, Adult, Arthritis, Rheumatoid/epidemiology, Disability Evaluation, Female, Hospitals, General/statistics \& numerical data, Humans, International Classification of Diseases, Intervertebral Disc Degeneration/epidemiology, Intervertebral Disc Displacement/epidemiology, Low Back Pain/epidemiology, Male, Middle Aged, Musculoskeletal Diseases/*epidemiology, Myalgia/epidemiology, Osteoarthritis, Hip/epidemiology, Osteoarthritis, Knee/epidemiology, Prescriptions/*statistics \& numerical data, Primary Health Care/statistics \& numerical data, Recurrence, Sick Leave/*statistics \& numerical data, Sweden/epidemiology, Young Adult}
}
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