Systematic review of health care interventions in the context of return to work for persons being at risk for long-term sick leave

Ongoing Projects

SBU assess relevant and well-conducted research and investigate what effect different interventions have, if there are any risks or ethical problems, and what is most cost-effective in the areas of health care, dentistry, social services, and within the areas of functional disability and work environment.

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The project is a government assignment to perform a systematic review about about health care interventions and management in the context of long term sick leave.


The aim is to investigate effects of various interventions and ways to manage sick leave in persons with a diagnosis putting them at risk of long term sick leave. The report will include a cost analysis and and analysis of ethical considerations.

Planned to be published: Quarter 4, 2022 Registration no: SBU 2021/89

Project group


  • Gunnar Bergström, Professor, University of Gävle
  • Therese Eskilsson, Associate Professor, University of Umeå
  • Emilie Friberg, Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet
  • Sara Holmberg, Associate Professor, MD, Linneaus University
  • Lars Lindblom, Associate Professor, University of Linköping


  • Per Lytsy, Project Manager
  • Annicka Hedman, Assistant Project Manager
  • Anna Ringborg, Health Economist
  • Maria Ahlberg, Project Administrator
  • Ann Kristine Jonsson, Information Specialist
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