Occupational health: undefined, under reported, and uncompensated

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7006.691 (Published 09 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:691

Definitions of disease categories are important

  1. Elizabeth M Fisher
  1. Area occupational health physician, Marks and Spencer Horsham RH12 2PP

    EDITOR,—D Sen and K Osborne highlight the fact that occupational disease is underreported and possibly underdiagnosed by general practitioners.1 They fail, however, to try to rectify the situation by giving the correct definitions of notifiable, prescribed, and reportable diseases. It would be advantageous if articles criticising doctors for lack of knowledge of important definitions included these definitions. Brief definitions are as follows.2

    Notifiable …

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