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Recording, notification, compilation, and classification of statistics of occupational accidents and diseases: the Thai experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8941906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An International Labour Organization (ILO) project was conducted in July and August 1995 in Thailand to assist with the development of an information system on occupational accidents and diseases for the Workmen's Compensation Fund (WCF). The WCF provides cash benefits and medical care to insured workers who suffer employment injuries. The project included literature research based on the facilities of the ILO in Bangkok, and those of the Thai government, and a thorough review of the ILO Code of Practice (the Code) on recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases, and of other international recommendations on statistics of occupational accidents and diseases. A comparative study of various notification systems of occupational accidents and diseases in Australia, Canada, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States was conducted. The project also included fact-finding sessions among various information suppliers and users in Thailand. The Thai notification form for collecting data for the database was redesigned and pretested. Results of the project indicated that the Code is appropriate for the recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases in Thailand. In addition, a number of information requirements, which were included in the notification systems in the countries studied but not listed in the Code, were found to be useful for the database. A list of the baseline variables to be included in the proposed database was developed, the notification form was redesigned, and coding schemes for the information collected on the redesigned form were constructed on the basis of international standard classification systems for economic activity, employment status, occupation, nature of injury, occupational disease, body part, type of accident, and agency. A number of mechanisms were suggested for cross-checking the accuracy of data in the database. Based on the review of the Code and other international recommendations on statistical reporting, a list of baseline statistics was formulated for inclusion in the WCF annual report. Lastly, some suggestions for future statistical analysis of the database were given.
Authors:
B C Choi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1076-2752     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Occup. Environ. Med.     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-15     Completed Date:  1997-05-15     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504688     Medline TA:  J Occup Environ Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1151-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, Health Canada, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents, Occupational / classification,  statistics & numerical data*
Databases, Factual
Facility Regulation and Control / legislation & jurisprudence
Forms and Records Control
Humans
Management Information Systems* / standards
Manuals as Topic
Occupational Diseases / classification,  epidemiology*
Population Surveillance / methods*
Program Development
Quality Control
Thailand / epidemiology
Workers' Compensation / legislation & jurisprudence,  statistics & numerical data*

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