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Costs of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in 1992.


PB98115868

Publication Date 1993
Personal Author Leigh, J. P.; Markowitz, S.; Fahs, M.; Bernstein, J.; Mishel, L.; Shin, C.; Landrigan, P.
Page Count 112
Abstract The objective is to estimate the direct and indirect costs of occupational injuries and illnesses. Design and setting are: Aggregation of national and large regional samples collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Council on Compensation Insurance and other government bureaus and private firms. The main Outcomes Measures are: Direct and Indirect Costs. Methods: Our study relied on the Direct/Indirect (human capital) cost method that decomposes costs into categories such as medical and insurance administration expenses as well as lost earnings, lost home production and lost fringe benefits. We culled the literature for estimates and generated some of our own estimates of the number, severity, and average costs of injuries and illnesses. Total costs were estimated by multiplying average costs by the number of injuries and illnesses defined within Workers' Compensation categories and medical diagnoses.
Keywords
  • Occupational injuries
  • Occupational illnesses
  • Health costs
  • Cost analysis
  • Estimates
  • Direct costs
  • Indirect costs
  • Outcomes measures
  • Literature reviews
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors San Jose State Univ., CA. Dept. of Economics.; Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.; Stanford Medical Center, CA. Dept. of Psychiatry.; Economic Policy Inst., Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Prepared in cooperation with Stanford Medical Center, CA. Dept. of Psychiatry., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. and Economic Policy Inst., Washington, DC. Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 199806
Costs of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in 1992.
Costs of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in 1992.
PB98115868

  • Occupational injuries
  • Occupational illnesses
  • Health costs
  • Cost analysis
  • Estimates
  • Direct costs
  • Indirect costs
  • Outcomes measures
  • Literature reviews
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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