CIM is very pleased to announced to the Insurance Medicine (IM) community the recent creation of the topic‘Insurance Medicine’ in the Cochrane Library.The topic ‘Insurance Medicine’ aims to facilitate the search of Cochrane reviews that include outcomes relevant for IM (I.e. return to work, sick leave, work disability, participation, prevention of...
March 12 2019
To clarify the specific role of opioids compared to placebo or other analgesics in the management of patient with chronic noncancer pain, Jason Busse, McMaster University, and Canadian Co Director of CIM led an international systematic review. 96 high quality randomized studies showed only minimal benefits for patients.
February 7 2019
With a great pleasure we present the 2017 CIM Annual Report!From our scientific output, 2017 was a productive year for CIM with two Cochrane reviews published, one on ‘Intervention for obtaining and maintaining employment in adults with severe mental illness’ and a second one on the ‘Effect of return-to-work coordination programmes for...
April 27 2018
Under the flag of insurance medicine, many physicians seem to do comparable work in different European countries. For a large part, their work has to do with sick leave and work disability, fields with major societal impact and implications. Unlike most clinical disciplines, insurance medicine does not have any distinct property that is valid in...
March 14 2018
CIM and Work have been supporting each other for almost 3 years and conducted various collaborative projects, like joint workshops at the last two Cochrane Colloquiums. Recently, we decided to make this collaboration formal, starting by focusing on a list of priority reviews on topics relevant to both groups.
January 31 2018
High variability among medical experts when assessing claimants for work disability benefits, a BMJ review says.
January 1 2018
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
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
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