[Disability pension after a factory close-down--eight years after]

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Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1997 Apr 10;117(9):1289-91
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-10-1997
Author
N. Grude
D. Bruusgaard
Author Affiliation
Institutt for allmennmedisin, Blindern, Oslo.
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1997 Apr 10;117(9):1289-91
Date
Apr-10-1997
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnosis - etiology
English Abstract
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Insurance, Disability
Male
Mental Disorders - diagnosis - etiology
Middle Aged
Musculoskeletal Diseases - diagnosis - etiology
Norway
Pensions
Quality of Life
Unemployment - psychology
Abstract
A follow-up study of 97 persons who were granted a disability pension in 1987 or 1988 after closure of a shipyard showed 82 alive in 1995. The predominant diagnoses were musculoskeletal complaints, heart disease and psychiatric disorders. The 82 who were still alive were in good health and satisfied with their pension. However, if the factory had not been closed down, many of them could probably have continued in work. For many of them, and especially the youngest, the first year on disability pension was difficult. Based on today's more restricted rules, we have estimated that 25% of the applications for disablement benefit would have been refused.
PubMed ID
9182358 View in PubMed
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