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Title: Calidad y adecuación técnica a la normativa de los exámenes de vigilancia de la salud de la población trabajadora en relación con su finalidad preventiva
Other Titles: Quality and compliance with the regulations of workers' health examinations in relation to their preventive purpose
Author: Rodríguez Jareño, María Cruz
Molinero Ruiz, Emilia
Montserrat i Nonó, Jaume de
Vallès Segalés, Antoni
Aymerich Martínez, Marta  
Others: Universitat de Girona
Universitat de Barcelona
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Keywords: Cross-sectional studies [MeSH terms]
Qualitative research [MeSH terms]
Occupational medicine [MeSH terms]
Occupational health [MeSH terms]
Occupational health services [MeSH terms]
Workplace [MeSH terms]
Public health surveillance [MeSH terms]
Quality indicator [MeSH terms]
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2016
Publisher: Archivos de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales
Citation: Rodríguez-Jareño, M.C., Molinero, E., Montserrat, J., Vallès, A. & Aymerich, M. (2016). Calidad y adecuación técnica a la normativa de los exámenes de vigilancia de la salud de la población trabajadora en relación con su finalidad preventiva . Archivos de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales, 19(3), 146-165. doi: 10.12961/aprl.2016.19.03.2
Also see: http://www.archivosdeprevencion.com/index.php?idpub=5&idrev=511
Abstract: Objective. To analyze whether examinations for health surveillance in Catalonia are carried out with a high enough degree of quality as to comply with the preventive aim of the regulations, and to identify potential differences by type of prevention service. Method. Qualitative and quantitative techniques. Body of data: Spanish regulations related to health surveillance, and a self-reported questionnaire answered by occupational health professionals who performed health examinations in their usual practice. Content analysis of regulations, identifying concepts, and linking them to survey questions. Quality criteria were established for each concept, referring to the minimum that must be met to ensure that the professional practice can be of quality; quality indicators (percentage of professionals whose practice met the quality criteria) were calculated globally and by type of prevention service; and quality standards (fulfilment of quality criteria by 75% or more of the professionals) were set. Results. The concepts identified were: availability of clinical and exposure information, job-specificity, identification of workers with special usceptibilities, referral to mutual insurance companies for appropriate diagnosis and treatment, development of preventive proposals, and professional independence and non detriment for workers. Quality indicators ranged between 0 and 88%. None of the concepts globally reached the quality standard. Conclusions. The quality of health examinations performed for health surveillance in Catalonia, doesn't seem to be high enough as to comply with the preventive aim of the regulations. The situation is worse in external prevention services.
Language: Spanish
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/101694
ISSN: 1138-9672MIAR
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