Sickness or accidents often result in prolonged absence from work. To facilitate successful return-to-work, tailored programs frequently support employees and workers during this transition period. A recent Cochrane review with 14 studies from 9 countries concludes that the short-, medium- and longterm effects of these programs do not meet the...
April 6 2017
High variability among medical experts when assessing claimants for work disability benefits, a BMJ review says.
February 21 2017
Joint meeting of Cochrane Insurance Medicine and Cochrane Work (Monday 24 October, 13:00-13:50). These two related Cochrane groups will introduce themselves and share ongoing projects with the audience. We will present findings from CIM’s stakeholder survey about information needs where insurance physicians expressed an interest for more...
October 18 2016
Cochrane Insurance Medicine is approaching its first anniversary. It was an exciting time!Our year was filled up with activities around building the field: Developing physical and virtual structures, setting up a website, establishing processes for long‐distance collaboration, dividing tasks.Check out our Annual Report 2015 to see for yourself.
March 31 2016
Health care is being improved constantly - what seemed adequate yesterday may be outdated today. For health professionals it has not been easy to quickly access the most recent evidence from research. But also lay people want to use reliable health information. Is acupuncture beneficial for lower back pain? Evidence-based answers to such questions...
March 2 2016
Mental illness is responsible for significant high rates of unemployment and a high incidence of sickness absence and reduced productivity at work. One-third to one-half of all new disability benefit claims are submitted for mental health reasons. How can these adults be kept at work or be supported to obtain employment? The...
February 11 2016
Spreading the word: On 2 December 2015 Dr Emilie Friberg, from the Swedish Karolinska Institute, gave a short promotion talk about the Cochrane Insurance Medicine field for researchers and stakeholders at the one day research forum "Does injury compensation cause harm?". The forum was hosted by the Institute for Safety, Compensation, and Recovery...
December 9 2015
The Cochrane review "Preventing occupational stress in health care workers" has found that both cognitive-behavioural training as well as mental and physical relaxation all reduce experienced stress to a moderate extent. This review from the Work Group has been made into a podcast which has meanwhile been translated into 13 languages! The latest...
November 30 2015
From 5 – 6 November members of Cochrane Insurance Medicine (CIM) represented Cochrane at the Dutch International Congress on Insurance Medicine (DICIM) in Almere (Netherlands).Nicole Vogel (CH) spoke about her Cochrane review “Return to work coordination programmes for improving return to work in workers on sick leave”, which showed only a small...
November 19 2015
The members of Cochrane Insurance Medicine (CIM) kept busy during the Colloquium, maybe some of you met one of us during the Meet the Groups Session, Rapid Orals, and Poster Presentations! We held a morning meeting to introduce our field to the community where we discussed common methodological issues with Cochrane friends from related groups. Jos...
November 18 2015