Alternative duty work as workplace-initiated procedure to reduce sickness absence

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Mattila-Holappa , P , Kausto , J , Aalto , V , Kaila-Kangas , L , Kivimäki , M , Oksanen , T & Ervasti , J 2021 , ' Alternative duty work as workplace-initiated procedure to reduce sickness absence ' , BMC Public Health , vol. 21 , no. 1 , 1154 . https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11181-1

Title: Alternative duty work as workplace-initiated procedure to reduce sickness absence
Author: Mattila-Holappa, Pauliina; Kausto, Johanna; Aalto, Ville; Kaila-Kangas, Leena; Kivimäki, Mika; Oksanen, Tuula; Ervasti, Jenni
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health
University of Helsinki, Staff Services
Date: 2021-06-16
Language: eng
Number of pages: 9
Belongs to series: BMC Public Health
ISSN: 1471-2458
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/333922
Abstract: PurposeAlternative duty work is a procedure that enables an employee with a short-term disability to perform modified duties as an alternative to sickness absence. We examined whether the implementation of an alternative duty policy was associated with reduced sickness absence in the Finnish public sector.MethodsTwo city administrations (A and D) that implemented an alternative duty work policy to their employees (n=5341 and n=7538) served as our intervention cities, and two city administrations (B and C) that did not implement the policy represented the reference cities (n=6976 and n=6720). The outcomes were the number of annual days, all episodes, and short-term (
Subject: Sickness absence
Work disability
Alternative duty work
Work modification
FOLLOW-UP
RETURN
HEALTH
INTERVENTIONS
LEAVE
PARTICIPATION
RETIREMENT
DISORDERS
EMPLOYEES
EPISODES
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
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