Definition: Severity of disease for the first recognition

Living conditions

For prevalent cases of occupational disease which have been recognised previously with a first severity (either temporary or permanent), the code for the "Severity of Disease" for the first recognition should be entered. Those cases of particular interest are the following in Phase 1:
- In a compulsory way, cases where the person died during the reference year because of the occupational disease which had been recognised previously either as temporary or permanent disease.
- In an optional and pilot way, cases which have changed "status", i.e., either from a temporary to a permanent occupational disease or where the level of disability have been changed during the reference year.
Source:
European Occupational Diseases Statistics (EODS), Phase 1 methodology - Eurostat Working Paper Population and social conditions 3/2000/E/n°XX, December 2000
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