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Table 1 Reporting about work disability in social insurance: a European comparison

From: Evaluation of work disability and the international classification of functioning, disability and health: what to expect and what not

Core features for assessing work (in-)capacity Countries required to report the core features
1) Functional capacity of the claimant BE, CH, CZ, DE, FI, FR, GB, IT, NL, NO, SE, SI, SK1
2) Health condition (disease, symptoms, complaints) CH, FI, NL, NO, SE
3) Socio-medical history (claimant's development and severity of ill health condition, his previous efforts to regain health and return to work, job and social career) BE, CH, CZ, DE, DK, FI, FR, IT, NL, NO, RO, SE, SI, SK
4) Prognosis of work disability (Prognosis of disease and functional capacity) BE, CH, CZ, DE, FI, FR, GB, IT, NL, NO, RO, SE, SI, SK
5) Feasibility of therapeutic and rehabilitative interventions BE, CH, DE, FI, FR, GB, IT, NL, NO, RO, SE, SI, SK
6) Causality: functional incapacity exclusively caused by a health condition CH, DE, FR, NL
7) Consistency between impairments, activity limitations and restrictions in work CH, DE, NL
8) Ability to work Expressed as percentage in BE, CH, FR
Expressed as degree of disability in CZ, NL, SL, SI, RO
Expressed as hours of work: DE
  1. BE = Belgium, CH = Switzerland, CZ = Czech Republic, DE = Germany, FI = Finland, FR = France, GB = Great Britain, IT = Italy, NL = Netherlands, NO = Norway, RO = Romania, SE = Sweden, SI = Slovenia, SK1 = Slovakia. According to international abbreviation: