This document was published more than 2 years ago. The nature of the evidence may have changed.
Since 2011 SBU has had a mandate from the Swedish government to systematically assess the evidence associating occupational exposures to health issues. The objective of this review was to assess the scientific basis describing the influence of occupational exposures on back disorders.
How to cite this report: SBU. Occupational exposures and back disorders. Stockholm: Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU); 2014. SBU report no 227 (in Swedish).
presents a comprehensive, systematic assessment of available scientific evidence. The certainty of the evidence for each finding is systematically reviewed and graded. Full assessments include economic, social, and ethical impact analyses.
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