Identification of Specific Patterns of Work Incapacity Related to Chronic Illness: Analysis of Data Gathered by the Health Insurance Funds in Western Germany

  • L. von Ferber
  • H. J. Jesdinsky
  • A. Schröer
  • H. J. Trampisch
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Up until now, our knowledge of what really happens in the field of primary health care has been rather limited. In particular, data on long-term follow-up is lacking. The aim of this paper is to identify and describe typical patterns of chronic disease based on data accumulated by the health insurance companies (health insurance is compulsory for 90% of the population in West Germany).


Sick Leave Health Insurance Company Back Problem Work Incapacity 10th International Congress 
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  • L. von Ferber
  • H. J. Jesdinsky
  • A. Schröer
  • H. J. Trampisch

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