Publication
Title
The effectiveness of medical and vocational interventions for reducing sick leave of self-employed workers
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Abstract
We investigate whether interventions by (a) medical doctors and (b) occupational specialists are effective in reducing sick leave durations among self‐employed workers. Therefore, we exploit unique administrative data comprising all sick leave claims by self‐employed workers insured with a major Dutch private insurer between January 2009 and March 2014. We estimate a multivariate duration model dealing with nonrandom selection into the two intervention types by controlling for observable and unobservable claimant characteristics. We find adverse treatment effects for both interventions, irrespective of whether they are started early or (middle) late in the sickness spell.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Health economics. - Chichester
Health economics. - Chichester
Publication
Chichester : 2018
ISSN
1057-9230
Volume/pages
27 :2 (2018) , p. E139-E152
ISI
000428523400010
Pubmed ID
28833846
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 17.04.2018
Last edited 23.09.2021
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