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Presentations of the Brussels meeting in March 2019

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Social Security in Estonia –  Social Security in Israel

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EUMASS report 1/2019. Task support, delegation, and shifting in Social Security assessments in Europe. Commissioned by EU/ Structural Reform Support Service
Sören Brage, Annette de Wind, François Latil and Nerys Williams

EUMASS report 1/2019. Comprehensive survey responses

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Guidelines of Conduct for Insurance Physicians

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Presentations of the Reykjavik meeting June 2018: Social security in Iceland

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Systematic review interrater reliability – BMJ

 What is already known on this topic

Social and private disability insurers use medical experts to evaluate claimants with impaired health to determine eligibility for disability benefits. Anecdotal evidence suggests that experts often disagree in their judgment of capacity to work when assessing the same claimant

What this study adds

This systematic review of 23 reproducibility studies from 12 countries shows a lack of good quality data applicable to the real world of disability assessment In most studies, medical experts reached only low to moderate reproducibility in their judgment of capacity to work.
Studies reported higher reproducibility when experts used a standardised evaluation procedure.These findings are disconcerting and call for substantial investment in research to improve assessment of disability

http://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.j14

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Gert Lindenger:’In some cases return to work is the treatment’.

Interview in TBV, The Netherlands