Table 5

Proportions of those who, following contact with staff of the social insurance office, reported that they were impeded from returning to work (with a 95% 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 impeded Return to work impeded
Mental diagnosis
Negative encounters (n = 149/290) 36.1% (27.5-44.7) 38.5% (29.1-47.9)
Also feeling wronged (n = 93/268) 62.4% (54.6-70.2) 59.2% (53.8-64.6)
Chronic pain conditions
Negative encounters (n = 114/332) 26.3% (18.2-34.4) 26.8% (19.5-34.1)
Also feeling wronged (n = 70/293) 39.1% (32–46.2) 43.7% (38.1-49.3)
Somatic diagnosis
Negative encounters (n = 61/189) 23% (13.4-32.6) 27.9% (18.4-37.4)
Also feeing wronged (n = 40/176) 39.2% (29.7-48.7) 39.1% (31.6-46.6)

The results are divided into the three main diagnoses: psychiatric disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, and other somatic diseases. The results are compared to similar data from patient contacts with healthcare staff.

Lynöe et al.

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

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