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Musculoskeletal disorder costs and medical claim filing in the US retail trade sector.

Authors
Bhattacharya-A; Leigh-JP
Source
Ind Health 2011 Jul; 49(4):517-522
NIOSHTIC No.
20039003
Abstract
The average costs of Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) and odds ratios for filing medical claims related to MSD were examined. The medical claims were identified by ICD 9 codes for four US Census regions within retail trade. Large private firms' medical claims data from Thomson Reuters Inc MarketScan databases for the years 2003 through 2006 were used. Average costs were highest for claims related to lumbar region (ICD 9 Code: 724.02) and number of claims were largest for low back syndrome (ICD 9 Code: 724.2). Whereas the odds of filing an MSD claim did not vary greatly over time, average costs declined over time. The odds of filing claims rose with age and were higher for females and southerners than men and non-southerners. Total estimated national medical costs for MSDs within retail trade were $389 million (2007 USD).
Keywords
Exposure-assessment; Exposure-methods; Medical-examinations; Medical-monitoring; Medical-research; Medical-screening; Medical-services; Medical-surveys; Back-injuries; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Standards; Work-environment; Workplace-studies; Work-practices; Author Keywords: low back syndrome; lumbar region; Market scan
Contact
Anasua Bhattacharya, Education and Information Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS C-15, Cincinnati, OH 45226
CODEN
INHEAO
Publication Date
20110701
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
ABhattacharya1@cdc.gov
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-008248
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0019-8366
NIOSH Division
EID
Priority Area
Manufacturing; Wholesale and Retail Trade
Source Name
Industrial Health
State
OH; CA
Performing Organization
University of California - Davis
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