Revision of Traditional Attitudes in Occupational Medicine.
NIOSH 1977 Aug:14-22
Current and changing attitudes toward occupational medicine are reviewed by addressing the following questions. What problems must be solved to improve health care? What opportunities exist to alter the health care system and its delivery, and to improve small plant occupational health services? What should be done next to improve or facilitate change? Differences in health care and medical care are emphasized. A number of good occupational health programs have developed in large industries, but in the small plant activity is still designed for day to day problems, with little done on the side of prevention. It is noted that some of the physicians responsible for health care in various plants have never visited the plant and are quite unaware of the types of exposure to which their charges are subject. In other cases workmen's compensation payment systems cause difficulties. Examinations needed for certain job exposures are not as well defined as they might be. A standardized exam to which could be added certain details depending on the type of exposure is called for. The need to provide medical students with some basic training in occupational health and prevention and the development of occupational health programs in hospitals for neighboring industries is noted. (Contract No. 210-77-0135)
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0135; Health-care-personnel; Health-science-personnel; Medical-personnel; Health-care-facilities; Health-services; Industrial-health-programs; Medical-services; Preventive-medicine; Accident-prevention; Health-examinations;
Development of Clinic-Based Occupational Safety and Health Programs for Small Businesses, Division of Technical Services, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio