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Basic principles of economic evaluation of occupational health and safety interventions

Oliver Rivero-Arias, Sue Jowett and Marjolein de Weerd.

in Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology

August 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Medicine; Epidemiology. 6024 words.

Conducting economic evaluations in occupational epidemiology is challenging. This chapter provides an overview of the basic principles of economic evaluation of occupational health and...

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Biologically based exposure assessment for epidemiology

Thomas J. Smith and David Kriebel.

in Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology

August 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Medicine; Epidemiology. 7513 words.

The ‘right’ choice of summary measure of exposure in epidemiological studies has long been a dilemma for study design and data analysis in environmental and occupational epidemiology. This...

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Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology

Edited by Katherine Venables.

August 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Medicine; Epidemiology. 288 pages.

Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology is an in-depth study of contemporary issues and emerging themes in the field. Divided into seven parts it discusses 'new' occupational diseases...

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Epidemiological studies of older workers

Harry S. Shannon.

in Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology

August 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Medicine; Epidemiology. 4037 words.

The age structure of the population is changing as life expectancy increases and there is a higher proportion of people over 65. Economic demands mean this will almost certainly lead to an...

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Estimating the burden of occupational disease

Lesley Rushton, Sally Hutchings and Tim Driscoll.

in Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology

August 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Medicine; Epidemiology. 5166 words.

Estimation of the burden of disease attributable to various risk factors provides a tool for identifying important causes of disease and high-risk populations and is of especial use to...

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Increased morbidity and mortality among coal workers

Judith M. Graber, Robert A. Cohen, Brian G. Miller and Leslie T. Stayner.

in Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology

August 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Medicine; Epidemiology. 5635 words.

Coal workers are at increased risk of morbidity and mortality from a wide spectrum of non-malignant respiratory disease from occupational exposure to respirable coal mine dust. Whether coal...

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Infectious pneumonia in workers exposed to metal fume

Keith T. Palmer and David Coggon.

in Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology

August 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Medicine; Epidemiology. 4712 words.

The intriguing observation that welders have an increased mortality from infectious pneumonia was made several decades ago, and has since been corroborated by studies of incidence. The...

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Investigating outbreaks of occupational asthma

Katherine M. Venables.

in Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology

August 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Medicine; Epidemiology. 4948 words.

Outbreak investigation methods have been best developed for communicable disease, but are also used in non-communicable disease affecting workers. The chapter gives examples of outbreaks of...

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Methodological considerations in the epidemiology of work-related health problems in migrants

Elena Ronda, Emily Felt, Marc Schenker and Fernando G. Benavides.

in Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology

August 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Medicine; Epidemiology. 4068 words.

The increasing mobility of workers is producing demographic change worldwide. Although migrants are healthier than the receiving population, they tend to be at a higher risk for...

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Microbial resistance in livestock farming

Dick Heederik, Marian Bos and Wietske Dohmen.

in Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology

August 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Medicine; Epidemiology. 6081 words.

Around the turn of the century, a specific methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) strain emerged in animals, particularly in pigs and veal calves. This new MRSA variant has been...

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