Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance and Research Using Workers Compensation Data
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 02/24/2012
Utterback DF et al. – Despite their limitations, workers' compensation (WC) records are collected in a manner consistent with many occupational health and safety surveillance needs. Reports are available on the use of WC data for surveillance and research purposes such as estimating the frequency, magnitude, severity, and cost of compensated injuries. Inconsistencies in WC data can limit generalization of research results.