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[The concept of disease and handicap in the National Insurance Act. Clinical features, epidemiology and medical ethical points of view].

Authors
  • Hartvig, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tidsskrift for den Norske lægeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny række
Publication Date
Aug 20, 1989
Volume
109
Issue
23
Pages
2316–2318
Identifiers
PMID: 2528223
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The article discusses the physicians' problems in their work corrected to medical certification for a National Disability Pension etc. The most prevalent problems are quantitative assessment of disability in general, and diagnostic understanding of the growing number of ill-defined conditions with somatic and psycho-social components in particular. The article considers physicians' ethical weighing up of obligations both to the individual patient/applicant and to proper use of public funds. A public discussion and clarification of the place of National Disability Pension in the solving of social problems is advised.

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