Evidence-based guidelines in the evaluation of work disability: an international survey and a comparison of quality of development
de Boer, Wout E. L × Bruinvels, David J Rijkenberg, Arie M Donceel, Peter Anema, Johannes R #
Biomed central ltd
Bmc public health vol:9
Background: In social insurance, the evaluation of work disability is becoming stricter as priority is given to the resumption of work, which calls for a guarantee of quality for these evaluations. Evidence-based guidelines have become a major instrument in the quality control of health care, and the quality of these guidelines' development can be assessed using the AGREE instrument. In social insurance medicine, such guidelines are relatively new. We were interested to know what guidelines have been developed to support the medical evaluation of work disability and the quality of these guidelines.