Table 3

Proportions of those who, following contact with social insurance office staff, reported that encounters facilitated return to work (with a 95 per cent confidence interval)
Experiences of encounters with social insurance office staff Experiences of encounters with healthcare staff
(n = social insurance office staff/healthcare staff) Return to work facilitated Return to work facilitated
Mental diagnosis
Positive encounters (n = 580/1083) 28.1% (17.8-37.4) 37.5% (23.8-51.2)
Also felt respected (n = 501/924) 60% (56.7-63.3)* 76.3% (73.6-79)
Chronic pain conditions
Positive encounters (n = 480/1269) 21.1% (13.6-28.6) 34.3% (23.4-45.2)
Also felt respected (n = 405/1036) 43.9% (40.7-47.1)* 52.7% (49.6-55.8)
Somatic diagnosis
Positive encounters (n = 318/868) 22.2% (11.9-32.5) 27% (12.7-41.3)
Also felt respected (n = 254/667) 42.1% (38.2-46)* 54.0% (50.5-57.5)

A * means that CIs were not overlapping. The results are divided into the three main diagnoses: psychiatric disorders, musculoskeletal pain, and other somatic diseases. The results are compared to similar data from patient contacts with healthcare staff.

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Lynöe et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:268   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-268

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