Factors affecting the designation of cerebrovascular diseases as work-related in administrative litigation

Hyeongsu Kim, Jae Wook Choi, Hwayoung Rim, Sounghoon Chang, Kunsei Lee

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The purpose of this study was to identify factors that could be used as standardized criteria for evaluating occupational diseases in initial assessments or requests for examination. Using 100 administrative litigation cases on the work-relatedness of cerebrovascular diseases (CVDs) by the Seoul Branch of the Korea Labor Welfare Corporation (KLWC) from 1997 to 2002, we estimated the relationship between the investigated variables and designation of the work-relatedness of the CVD. As for the age, the odds ratio of the acceptance rate of a case as work-related in subjects over 60 yr of age was 0.08 (95% CI, 0.01-0.75), which was compared to subjects under 30 yr of age. Regarding working hours, the odds ratio of the acceptance rate of a case as work-related in CVDs in those over 56 hr was 9.50 (95% CI, 1.92-47.10) when compared to those less than 56 hr. As for the benefit type, the odds ratio of the acceptance rate of a case as work-related in medical benefits was 5.74 (95% CI, 1.29-25.54), compared to survivor benefits. As for the criteria for defining situations as work overload, the odds ratio of the acceptance rate of a case as work-related in injured workers was 12.06 (95% CI, 3.12-46.62), compared to that in non-injured workers. Our findings show that the criteria for defining situations of work overload played an important role in assessing the work-relatedness of CVDs in administrative litigation, and it is necessary to make the scientific evidence on judgement of work-relatedness on overwork.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-242
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Korean Medical Science
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 1

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Cerebrovascular Disorders
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Odds Ratio
Occupational Diseases
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Survivors

Keywords

  • Administrative litigation
  • Cerebrovascular diseases
  • Work-relatedness

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  • Medicine(all)

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Factors affecting the designation of cerebrovascular diseases as work-related in administrative litigation. / Kim, Hyeongsu; Choi, Jae Wook; Rim, Hwayoung; Chang, Sounghoon; Lee, Kunsei.

In: Journal of Korean Medical Science, Vol. 23, No. 2, 01.04.2008, p. 236-242.

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Kim, Hyeongsu ; Choi, Jae Wook ; Rim, Hwayoung ; Chang, Sounghoon ; Lee, Kunsei. / Factors affecting the designation of cerebrovascular diseases as work-related in administrative litigation. In: Journal of Korean Medical Science. 2008 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 236-242.
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