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Health management of occupational diseases – a challenge for Bulgarian economy and public health

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dc.contributor.author Lyubomirova, K.
dc.contributor.author Tsacheva, N.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-10T12:58:12Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-10T12:58:12Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.identifier.citation K. Lyubomirova and N. Tsacheva. Health management of occupational diseases – a challenge for Bulgarian economy and public health - Acta medica bulgarica , 39, 2012, No 2, 61- 67. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0324-1750
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10861/546
dc.description Address for correspondence: Assoc. Prof. Karolina Luybomirova MD, PhD Department of Occupational Health Faculty of Public Health, Medical University – Sofia; 8 Bialo more str., fl . 5; 1527 Sofi a, Bulgaria; tel.: +3592 9432542 ; е-mail: carol_lub@dir.bg en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: In 2009 more that 400,000 people in Bulgaria have permanent disability and compensations were paid to more that 477,000 people with a disability more that 71%. Many of these people are victims of occupational diseases. Objectives: In 2001 a National Register of Occupational diseases was founded in Bulgaria and a new information system for notifi cation and registration of occupational diseases was introduced into practice. Aim: The aim of the study was to study and analyze the prevalence and type of different occupational diseases and to identify the risky economic branches and work activities. Methodology: Thorough collection of experts’ decisions and registration cards of all patients with occupational diseases in Bulgaria for the investigated period was done. Results: The result showed that during the last 10 years (1998-2008) the prevalence of occupational diseases in Bulgaria increased, especially in some pathological groups. Musculoskeletal diseases and diseases of the peripheral nerves due to occupational factors represent 55% of the cases. Non-specifi c respiratory diseases (as chronic bronchitis, COPD, bronchiectasis) were 2%, diseases caused by noise and vibrations were 12%. Discussion: The number of people with permanent disability in Bulgaria is extremely high which is unacceptable from social, medical and economic point of view. It is necessary to increase the quality of the occupational health training which will accelerate the early diagnostics and prevention of the occupational diseases and will contribute to improvement of the working conditions in the risky economic sectors. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Централна медицинска библиотека, МУ София / Central Medical Library - MU Sofia en_US
dc.subject occupational diseases, National register, risk factors, economics, public health en_US
dc.title Health management of occupational diseases – a challenge for Bulgarian economy and public health en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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