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Swedish social insurance officers' experiences of difficulties in assessing applications for disability pensions - an interview study.
Örebro läns landsting.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Department of Health and Society, National Centre for Work and Rehabilitation.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8031-7651
Sahlgrenska Akademin Göteborgs universitet.
2007 (English)In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 7, no 128Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study the focus is on social insurance officers judging applications for disability pensions. The number of applications for disability pension increased during the late 1990s, which has resulted in an increasing number of disability pensions in Sweden. A more restrictive attitude towards the clients has however evolved, as societal costs have increased and governmental guidelines now focus on reducing costs. As a consequence, the quantitative and qualitative demands on social insurance officers when handling applications for disability pensions may have increased. The aim of this study was therefore to describe the social insurance officers' experiences of assessing applications for disability pensions after the government's introduction of stricter regulations.    

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2007. Vol. 7, no 128
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-38415DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-128Local ID: 44254OAI: diva2:259264
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2013-09-03

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