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Occupational medicine practice: one specialty or three?

Authors
Harber-P; Rose-S; Bontemps-J; Saechao-K; Liu-Y; Elashoff-D; Wu-S
Source
J Occup Environ Med 2010 Jul; 52(7):672-679
NIOSHTIC No.
20037801
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To characterize education, practice, and skills of occupational physicians and to evaluate subgroups within the profession. METHODS: The data for the baseline surveys of the occupational medicine practice research project were collected for a national sample of occupational physicians using paper or on-line instruments. Three subgroups were defined a priori-injury care, clinical specialist, and management/population. RESULTS: Occupational medicine seems to include three distinct subgroups, which differ in characteristics such as patient volume, relevant clinical skills, and income source. Nevertheless, many commonalities were present across all three groups, such as emphasis on communication, OSHA, and workers compensation. Musculoskeletal and workers compensation care were most important, although there were highly significant differences among the three subgroups. CONCLUSIONS: Planning for education, certification, and organization of services should acknowledge the distinctions among the three subgroups.
Keywords
Demographic-characteristics; Doctors; Education; Educational-resource-centers; Epidemiology; Medical-care; Medical-personnel; Medical-research; Medical-services; Medical-treatment; Occupational-health; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-medicine-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupations; Physicians; Work-analysis; Work-operations; Workplace-studies; Work-practices
Contact
Philip Harber, Philip Harber, MD, MPH, UCLA Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 10880 Wilshire, No. 1800, Los Angeles, CA 90024
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
20100701
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
pharber@mednet.ucla.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-008647
Issue of Publication
7
ISSN
1076-2752
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
CA
Performing Organization
University of California, Los Angeles
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