Detection Systems of Occupational Diseases in Primary Care in SpainMarta Hernández Martín1*, Alfonso Meneses Monroy2, Patricia Martín Casas3and Jose Luis Pacheco del Cerro4
- *Corresponding Author:
- Martín MH
Infirmary, Physiotherapy and Podiatry School
University Complutense of Madrid
28040 Madrid, Spain
Email: [email protected]
Received date: February 19, 2016 Accepted date: March 11, 2016 Published date: March 17, 2016
Citation: Martín MH, Monroy AM, Casas PM and del Cerro JLP (2016) Detection Systems of Occupational Diseases in Primary Care in Spain . Occup Med Health Aff 4:230. doi: 10.4172/2329-6879.1000230
Copyright: © 2016 Martín MH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: The underreporting of work-related illnesses is a recognized problem worldwide because there are also difficulties in recognizing and reporting them. Specific detection systems could be a good option to obtain data about occupational diseases and improving their approach.
Objective: To analyze the different detection systems of occupational diseases in primary care in Spain.
Methods: A literature search of the databases PubMed, CINAHL and Cochrane and official information systems from 2007 to the end of 2015 was conducted to select the studies related to the identification of occupational diseases in primary care.
Results: Studies about primary care and occupational diseases in our country are limited. Detection systems of occupational diseases in primary care in Spain are still insufficient and there are important differences between different Autonomous Communities.
Conclusions: Communication between primary care physicians and the managing entity for work-related health must improve through effective systems for appropriate notification and treatment of occupational diseases.