Archival Issues
Volume 19, 2017
Volume 18, 2016
Volume 17, 2015
Volume 16, 2014
Volume 15, 2013
Volume 14, 2012
Volume 13, 2011
Volume 12, 2010
Volume 11, 2009
Volume 10, 2008
Volume 9, 2007
Volume 8, 2006
Volume 7, 2005
Volume 6, 2004
Volume 5, 2003
Volume 4, 2002
Volume 3, 2001
Volume 2, 2000
Volume 1, 1999
Journal Abstract
Degenerative changes of the musculoskeletal system in the context of disability and rehabilitation decisions
Mieczysław Błaszczyk, Marek Sacharuk, Hanna Więcławek-Wassermann
Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2006; 8(4):473-476
ICID: 499914
Article type: Review article
IC™ Value: 5.37
Abstract provided by Publisher
Degenerative changes in the musculo-skeletal system constitute one of the most common and most troublesome medical problems that can lead to diminished motor capacity in persons of middle and older age. This article presents the problem of degenerative diseases from the point of view of the Polish social security agency (ZUS). Based on statistics from 2003 and 3004 pertaining to persons paying premiums to ZUS by payroll deduction, we address the question as to whether degenerative diseases are the most common cause of joint dysfunction, and whether men and women are equally affected. The costs entailed in paying out disability benefits to patients unable to work due to a degenerative disease are listed. We also describe how medical rehabilitation, can be used to limit these costs by preventing long-term disability.

ICID 499914

Related articles
  • in IndexCopernicus™
         ubezpieczenie społeczne [1 related records]
         koszty leczenia [1 related records]
         Osteoarthritis [115 related records]
         Social insurance [2 related records]
         Health Care Costs [455 related records]


    Copyright © Ortopedia Traumatologia Rehabilitacja  2017
    Page created by Index Copernicus Ltd. All Rights reserved.